It's been a hot summer for much of the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic, with the exception of New England. The I-95 corridor has been generally cooking from D.C. to Philly to New York City, with the unbearable heat and humidity broken only for a few days by strong to severe storms bringing a return to more comfortable humidity levels.

Looking at the latest computer models a massive dome of pure heat will build across the Midwest over the next few days producing scorching triple-digit heat.

This massive atmospheric heat dome will shift slowly east through the week. reaching the Northeast by Friday and lasting through next weekend. This should  be the hottest and the longest lasting heat of the summer, with some computer models predicting it will extend through the middle of next week.

Long-range temperature projections have the heat boiling up to 95-100 degrees by this weekend and into the first half of next week, meaning very dangerous to life-threatening heat.

Now keep in mind this forecast is still early in the prediction period and we are not locked in on it just yet, but it's something to keep an eye on.

The only exception to the rule will be New England – you're lucking out Boston this summer – as weak back-door cool fronts could put a lid on any excessive prolonged heat, especially in coastal towns.

If you're planning a vacation starting this upcoming weekend head for the beaches of Long Island, the Capes of New England, and for the shores of New Jersey, as the Atlantic Ocean will be the cooling saving grace, although even there you will feel the heat, just not as bad.

Boston

Today: Heating up 93

Tuesday: Sun and clouds 86 storm possible 

Wednesday: Beautiful day, golden sun 77

Thursday: Warming up, sunshine 88

Friday: Early storms/shower, then heat 92

Weekend

Saturday: Hot, sun 93

Sunday: Still hot 90

New York

Today Hot, late storm 94

Tuesday: Hot, stray storm 91

Wednesday: Relief 83

Thursday: Sun and warm 86

Friday: Heating up 95

Weekend: Building heat wave 

Saturday: Very hot 97

Sunday:Hot 94

Philadelphia

Today: HOT Monday 96 isolated late storm

Tuesday: Still hot, late storm 92

Wednesday: Ahh, we cool down 85

Thursday: Warmer, but dry 89

Friday: Heating up 96

WEEKEND

Saturday: Blazing heat 99 late storm

Sunday: Heat wave 97