Locations such as Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C., which recorded high temperatures roughly 4 to 6 degrees Fahrenheit above average on Aug. 4, are forecast to drop between 5 and 8 degrees Fahrenheit below normal by Friday.
AccuWeather Global Weather Center – August 1, 2022 – A break from the summertime heat and humidity is on the horizon for residents across the northeastern and part of the midwestern United States later this week, AccuWeather forecasters say.
A southward dip in the jet stream will play a significant role in pulling cooler and less humid air across the Ohio Valley and Northeast by Thursday and Friday.
"While the first half of the week will bring stifling heat and humidity to much of the East Coast, a cold front will begin to make some progress to the south and east starting Wednesday," explained AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Carl Babinski.
As the front pulls away by the end of the week, it will carry with it the sticky conditions currently lingering across the Ohio Valley, mid-Atlantic region, New England and Tennessee Valley.
Cities that experienced their hottest day of the summer on Thursday, Aug. 4, will soon have temperatures that are a few degrees below average for this time of year. Albany, New York, topped out at 99 F on Aug. 4, the city's hottest day since July 21, 2011, but on Friday, the mercury will struggle to reach 80 F, a few ticks below normal for mid-August.
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