Warmth befitting many a midsummer`s day will spread over the East early in the week. Record high temperatures will be under threat once again.

A wrinkle in the weather; namely, Monday`s `backdoor` cooling into New England and Long Island from the still cold ocean, will temporarily put the warmth on hold from New York City to Maine. Farther west and south, however, temperatures will soar well into the 80s and even into the 90s. Records will be challenged or broken from Philadelphia through Washington, D.C., and northward to Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse.

Throughout New England and along the I-95 corridor farther south, Tuesday will be warmest--make that hottest--of the this summery spell with many record highs rivaled and broken by readings in the high 80s and 90s.

A cold front will cool the East by Wednesday.

Story by AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist Jim Andrews.