More than 200 million people in the central and eastern U.S.in total will experience temperatures in the mid to high 90s with little to no relief overnight as at least 29 states from Arizona to NY seeing an index of over 100, AccuWeather reported. Look for mostly cloudy skies, scattered, morning showers and storms, northerly winds and sweet heat relief with highs falling into the 70s and 80s Sunday.
A high pressure system stretching from coast-to-coast is keeping the heat turned on.More news: Marvel’s Spider-Man Is the Best-Selling Superhero Video Game
Hot weather is ramping up Friday to deliver record-breaking highs across much of the continental USA through Sunday.
Gentry Trotter is a founder of Cool Down St. Louis, a nonprofit group in St. Louis, Mo., which helps low-income families with their utility bills and donates air conditioners to people who are elderly or have physical disabilities. "Saturday will be the hottest day". Avoid strenuous exercise during the hottest part of the day, and postpone outdoor games and activities, if necessary. "That they have a place to be cool at". Cooler and less humid air will move in on Tuesday with a cold front. Cooling centers are air-conditioned facilities such as libraries, community centers, senior centers, and NYCHA facilities that are open to the public during heat emergencies.
To find a cooling center, call 311, or visit the NYC Cooling Center Finder at NYC.gov/beattheheat.
Maine's Animal Welfare Program urged pet and livestock owners to take extra steps to make sure their animals are protected from the heat and are kept well hydrated. Limit time outdoors for both days, take plenty of breaks in the shade, drink water, and wear sunscreen.More news: Shay Mitchell reflects on miscarriage: 'You feel broken'
Never leave children or pets in your auto. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
In Connecticut, the heat and humidity are already taking a toll.
Every effort to conserve water is important, she said.More news: China's experimental space lab Tiangong-2 to re-enter earth's atmosphere