Weekend Warmth, Humidity to Build for Northeast

US forecast May 15, 2015

AccuWeather.com-(ENEWSPF)- AccuWeather reports much of the Northeast is in for a warm and humid weekend following the cool weather that occurred during midweek.

Shorts and short sleeve shirts will be common attire around the region as cities such as Pittsburgh, Baltimore and New York City all experience an uptick in temperatures and humidity.

The weather weekend will prompt some people to turn on their fans and air conditioners.

A slight rise in temperature will take place on Friday before the warmth and humidity builds throughout the weekend.

Sunday appears to be the warmer of the two days this weekend with some locations flirting with the 90-degree mark on Sunday afternoon.

Those looking to enjoy this warmer weather in the outdoors should do so with an eye to the sky as showers and thunderstorms dot the region each afternoon.

"The main thing that we’ll notice is warming taking place along the Eastern Seaboard and just spotty shower activity occupying just a small fraction of either day this weekend," said AccuWeather.com Chief Meteorologist Elliot Abrams.

Rainfall has been lean over a large part of the Northeast thus far this month.

Some rain would help to boost soil moisture and reduce the risk of brush fires.

The shower activity should only result in brief interruptions in outdoor activities before the rain ends and people can resume their activities.

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Not all of the region is forecast to bask in the early summer warmth. A backdoor front will keep conditions on the cooler side across northern New England for much of the weekend.

This front should keep the humidity at bay with temperatures only reaching into the 60s to lower 70s.

This includes Boston; Portsmouth, New Hampshire; and Portland, Augusta and Bangor, Maine.

Some of this weekend warmth is expected to spill into the upcoming week. However, not all of the Northeast will experience this warmth.

A weak flow from off the Atlantic Ocean will have a cooling effect, limiting temperatures on Monday to the 60s for coastal locations and the lower 70s farther inland.

Meanwhile, highs in the 80s will be common once again across the region’s interior, as well as showers and thunderstorms.

This warmth is not expected to hold over the region for the entire week with cooler weather arriving across the Northeast by the middle of next week.