Summer came on full blast at the end of July and continued to bake major metropolitan areas throughout the Northeast during the beginning of August.
However, those looking to beat the heat will see some relief by the middle and end of this week.
A series of cold fronts will slide across the Northeast, bringing waves of cooler, drier and more stable air from the north.
The first cold front will slip south across the region on Wednesday, bringing the first and most noticeable cool push.
Afternoon temperatures, which have consistently been near 90 degrees Fahrenheit, will struggle to reach the middle 80s.
Locations in northern New England will only see temperatures in the upper 60s F, placing afternoon highs closer to what is expected for the middle of September, rather than the beginning of August.
Dew points will fall as well and combined with the cooler temperatures, conditions will be ideal for outdoor activities.
“Not only will temperatures be lower than the previous weeks, but so will the humidity. Anyone that enjoys golfing, hiking and running should take advantage of these cool and comfortable conditions,” AccuWeather Meteorologist Brett Rathbun said.
The theme of cool and dry air will continue through the end of the week. However, the next weather system will develop across the Midwest on Thursday sending clouds northward throughout the day.
The start of the weekend will bring more summerlike warmth and humidity to Philadelphia and New York as afternoon highs will once again flirt with the 80-degree F mark on Saturday.
Continue to check with AccuWeather.com for the latest details on the cold outbreak and any snowstorms. This entire weather report, including quotes and images are brought to you courtesy of AccuWeather.com.
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