Wet weather and severe storms will keep extreme temperatures at bay in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic this summer, according to AccuWeather.com.
Unlike the summer of 2016, when drought conditions gripped the area, this summer will bring on-and-off wet weather to both regions.
"Especially in June and July, we should see some showers and storms from time to time," AccuWeather Lead Long-Range Forecaster Paul Pastelok said.
That moisture will help to hold back extreme and prolonged heat, Pastelok added.
"I think we'll have some hot weather, but it won't be as prolonged as we saw last year a couple of times," he said.
Nevertheless, the northern New Jersey area may end up with slightly more 90-degree days than normal - although still fewer than last year.