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.
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
Saturday: Hot, sun 93
Sunday: Still hot 90
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
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
Saturday: Blazing heat 99 late storm
Sunday: Heat wave 97