Temperatures will rebound to more typical August highs along most of the East Coast to start the new week as rain chances lessen and clouds break up.
This weekend definitely does not feel like early August across most of the East Coast with clouds and/or rain and thunderstorms in place.
While rising above Saturday's highs in many places, temperatures on Sunday will once again be held 5 to 10 degrees below normal from the Carolinas to Maine.
This includes in Charlotte and Raleigh, North Carolina; Norfolk and Charlottesville, Virginia; Washington, D.C., Harrisburg and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; New York City; Providence, Rhode Island; and Boston.
Despite these temperatures, some residents and visitors may still find the weekend will end on a humid note.
Temperatures will gradually rebound back to more typical early August highs Monday through Tuesday as the dip in the jet stream responsible for the cool air, clouds and wet weather lifts northward.
On Tuesday, highs in the 80s will be common across New England with New York City warming back into the middle 80s and Washington, D.C., once again experiencing 90-degree warmth.
Humidity will create even higher AccuWeather.com RealFeel® temperatures.
Despite a rise in temperatures, clouds and rain will not be completely absent from the East Coast Monday and Tuesday.
A few showers and thunderstorms will linger into Monday. This activity will be spotty and even miss some communities.
While another day of spotty thunderstorms is in store for the Southeast coast, the I-95 corridor from Washington, D.C., to New York City to Boston will dry out on Tuesday.
A line of showers and thunderstorms stretching along a cold front from the St. Lawrence Valley to the lower Great Lakes will be a sign that the absence of rain in these cities will not last long.
The front should reach the Northeast coast at midweek as Bertha curves away from the United States. Yet another press of cooler and less humid air will arrive for later in the week in the front's wake.
Mid-August is when the AccuWeather.com Long Range Forecast Team finally expects prolonged summer warmth to dominate the Northeast.