After a stretch of quiet, comfortable weather across the Northeast for the middle of the week, heat and humidity will return for the weekend.
After much of the Northeast has had daytime high temperatures in the 70s to lower 80s F for much of the week, temperatures will rise into the middle to upper 80s and even lower 90s over the weekend.
According to AccuWeather Meteorologist Josh Searles, "A ridge of high pressure will slide eastward from the Ohio Valley to just off the mid-Atlantic coast into Saturday."
"Winds will shift out of the southwest and usher in a surge of warm and humid air that will last into the start of next week," he said.
The region with the best chance of reaching the 90s over the weekend will be along the interstate 95 corridor from New York City to Washington, D.C.
Temperatures will reach the 80s across much of New England, including Boston.
A rise in humidity over the weekend will send AccuWeather RealFeel® Temperatures into the middle to upper 90s for much of the region.
Along with the return of warm and humid air, the risk for a shower or thunderstorm will be in place across the Interior Northeast.
According to AccuWeather Meteorologist Becky Elliott, "Temperatures and humidity levels will be on the rise out ahead of a cold front, which will also trigger scattered showers and thunderstorms on Friday and Saturday."
These showers and storms should stay to the west of the I-95 corridor, allowing for beautiful weekend beach weather.
Anyone with outdoor activities this weekend should remember to keep hydrated and protect yourself from the sun by wearing light-colored clothing and a hat.
Beachgoers should remember to wear sunscreen to protect themselves from dangerous UV rays.
For anyone that enjoys hot summer days, there is the potential for the hottest air of the summer to build across the Northeast toward the end of August.
According to AccuWeather Long-Range Meteorologist Paul Pastelok, "Temperatures can approach 100 degrees F in the mid-Atlantic and widespread 90s in the Northeast."
Record-high temperatures could be challenged across a large portion of the Northeast.
The last time Washington, D.C., reached 100 degrees was back on July 26, 2012.
Should this stretch of hot weather occur, it would arrive just in time for anyone moving into dorm rooms or apartments for the start of the fall semester of college.
For those ready to beat the heat, check out the United States fall forecast and winter preview.