Get ready, Mother Nature is getting locked and loaded to send some pure heat our way along with a pretty good chance of severe storms, with the highest potential for midweek to late in the week.
The core of the heat and the longest running will be centered across Philadelphia and southern New Jersey, where the heat wave should kick in by Wednesday and last through early next week. Seven to eight days of 90-plus temperatures will take a toll on the entire region. The exception will be the Jersey Shore, where afternoon winds skimming off the cooler Atlantic will hold temperatures in the low to mid-80s.
New York City, central and northern New Jersey will be get into the heat wave as well, with readings hitting the 90s by Wednesday, which should pretty much hold around the 90 degree mark through the weekend and into early next week.
The arrival of the heat and humidity will be marked by possible severe storms for Wednesday and again by late Thursday or Friday. Humidity levels should be reduced some for the upcoming weekend. However, the atmosphere cooking range should hover near 90 or just above.
The place to be will be the Long Island beaches, facing the South Shore as afternoon sea breezes will feel oh so good. The Hamptons where they pay for cooler temperatures will see the mercury hovering in the more comfortable lower 80s.
Lucky Boston should see the mercury only kiss 90 degrees on Wednesday with readings pretty much holding in the uncomfortable upper 80s with a good deal of humidity from Wednesday through Friday. Storms should fire up on Wednesday and Friday as well, as the Capes will enjoy glorious afternoon sea breezes.
So in summary, the first serious stretch of a prolonged heat wave is taking aim at Philadelphia and New York City as we move into midweek, with the crux of the heat wave centered in Philly.
Today: Morning clouds, then some sun 73
Tuesday: Warming up 86
Wednesday: Hot and humid PM storms 91
Thursday: Warm and humid (isolated storm) 87
Friday: Severe threat High 88
Saturday: Humidity drops, sun 84
Sunday: Clouds and sun 85
Today Sunshine, pleasant 83
Tuesday: Sun, warm 85
Wednesday: Humidity heat rising 90 ( Late storms)
Thursday: Hot and humid isolated storms 91
Friday: Hot and humid, scattered storms 92
Saturday: Not as Humid 89
Sunday: Hot 91, isolated storm
Today: Sunshine, low humidity 88
Tuesday: Sunshine very warm 89
Wednesday: Heat, humidity, storms 93
Thursday: Hot and Humid 95 (isolated storm)
Friday: Heat wave, possible storm 94
Saturday: Hot less humid 92
Sunday: More heat 95