Just in time for the Friday night lights of the first high school football games of the season, it will feel much cooler than it has been for the past week or so.
Accuweather.com meteorologist Brett Rossio noted that if people are heading outdoors this weekend, this is the weekend to do it, as temperatures will be much cooler than it has been.
Temperatures will be below average of 10 to 20 degrees from their peak earlier this week.
“If there’s a weekend where it’s good to get outside, it’s going to be this weekend,” he said. “Temperatures will be running in the mid-70s, and the humidity will be very low. Dew points will be in the lower 50s and perhaps even in the upper 40s. It will be great weather for getting outdoors.”
“As the frontal boundary moved in Thursday with showers and thunderstorms, it felt dramatically cooler,” added Rossio.
Throughout the entire northeast temperatures will range from the mid-60s over the northern portions of the Northeast as well as the higher elevations of the central Appalachians to the upper 70s and lower 80s over the Ohio Valley and Chesapeake Bay region.
The reason the air is much cooler this time is because the cooler air and high pressure system settling over the area has its roots in northern Canada.
It will even be cool enough to need that sweatshirt or a light jacket when heading to any outdoor activities during the evening and nighttime hours.
“Tonight’s low will be around 53 degrees, which is typical weather for football weather, so you may need the long sleeves,” said Rossio.
Temperatures will remain in the mid-70s throughout the weekend with nighttime lows in the low to mid-50s.
“This is the perfect late summer, early fall weather,” said Rossio.
As to how long this will last, Rossio said at least through the beginning of the workweek.
“It will last at least through Monday,” he said. “But, as we head into Tuesday, we’re watching a system off to our west. The humidity will start increasing ahead of this system, and there could be a potential for showers and thunderstorms as we go into the middle of the week.”