By Frank Lewis
AccuWeather reports sweltering heat and humidity will advance into the Ohio Valley and mid-Atlantic this week, bringing the hottest weather of the year to date for some. In wake of a weekend that brought widespread low humidity and comfortable weather to the Ohio Valley and mid-Atlantic, heat and humidity will return in a big way.
“The hottest weather of the year so far will spread from the Ohio Valley to the mid-Atlantic states Tuesday into Wednesday,” AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Brett Anderson said.
AccuWeather is predicting a high Tuesday of 95, Wednesday 94, and 92 on Thursday. Meanwhile, Columbus, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia will be among a host of other cities that will hit 90 for the first time this year. New York City will make a run for 90, but may fall just shy.
“The worst of the heat will be concentrated along the I-95 corridor from Philadelphia to the Carolinas,” Anderson said. “AccuWeather RealFeel temperatures could approach 110 F in the corridor of worst heat on Wednesday.”
Anderson said thermometers will only show one side of the heat. High humidity will pair up with the heat to create dangerously hot conditions.
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