Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Storms, humidity to return to Northeast by week’s end

By Faith Eherts, AccuWeather meteorologist
August 15,2017, 3:25:32PM,EDT
 Following a string of dry days in the middle of the week, stormy weather will return to the northeastern United States.
The combination of a collision with tropical air to the south and slightly cooler air to the north will trigger downpours in part of the mid-Atlantic on Tuesday.
"A band of heavy rain that developed on the boundary separating tropical air to the southeast and slightly cooler and less humid air to the northwest from eastern Virginia to New Jersey will move out to sea on Tuesday night," according to AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski.
At midweek, dry and cooler air from Canada will spill into areas getting clobbered by rain and stuck under clouds.
On Thursday afternoon, however, the mid-Atlantic will get the first taste of the unsettled weather to come. Clouds and more humid conditions will surge back into the area by the afternoon.
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“Portions of the interior Northeast could see more concentrated showers and thunderstorms as early as Thursday afternoon and possibly as far east as Baltimore and Washington, D.C., but the rest of the I-95 cities should stay dry until Friday,” said AccuWeather Meteorologist Ryan Adamson.
Clouds, humidity and frequent rounds of rain and thunderstorms will dampen the day from Pittsburgh to Bangor, Maine.
This unsettled weather will likely spoil the beginning of the last weekend before some schools are back in session.
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Warm, sticky humidity will hang around through Saturday for many in New England, though the mid-Atlantic will have increasingly dry and bright weather later throughout the day.
“Temperatures will not drop too much behind the storm, but humidity will be somewhat lower,” Adamson said.
Sunday is expected to be a dry for most areas, meaning it will likely host a weekend’s worth of plans for those itching to spend time outdoors.
A generally active pattern is in store for the last couple weeks of August in the Northeast, so residents should make an effort to enjoy every last ray of sunshine.

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