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Comfortable conditions return to Northeast, rain returns late this week

After the hot and humid weather over the weekend, temperatures will dip briefly before rebounding by the middle of the week.

Conditions to start the week will be quite comfortable across the Northeast, with low relative humidity and seasonable temperatures expected.

"Mainly dry and comfortable conditions will prevail due to a high pressure system that will settle into the region," AccuWeather Meteorologist Andy Mussoline said.

Some residual moisture will keep a few high clouds around on Monday, otherwise sunshine will prevail through the first part of Wednesday.

As high pressure shifts away to the east, warmer air will build into the region for the middle of the week.

High temperatures will come up about 5 to 8 degrees Fahrenheit on Tuesday and Wednesday, with Wednesday being the warmest day of the week.

Following this surge of warm weather, an incoming storm will usher in rain and cooler air to the Northeast.

"Rain may return later this week, especially Thursday into Friday across the mid-Atlantic as a slow-moving storm moves in from the Great Lakes," Mussoline said.

Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C. and New York City can expect rain sometime Thursday or Thursday night.

The majority of the wet weather looks to stay confined to southern portions of the region, with much of New England escaping with a dry end to the week.

Along with the rain, this storm looks to usher in cool ocean air to the region. High temperatures will stay confined to the lower to middle 70s. However, those heading to the beach can expect highs to only reach into the lower 70s.