The devastating heat wave that hit the southwestern United States this weekend is moving east this week.
It is estimated that 230 million people will see temperatures of 90F in the coming days, with 45 million of those seeing their thermostats in the three digits.
While Chicago and Minneapolis will see temperatures in the upper 1990s through midweek. A heat advice is in place in Windy City until June 15th.
Indiana is expected to see temperatures in the mid-1990s accompanied by thunderstorms on Monday, reports WISHTV.
Although the hottest day of the week in Hoosier State will be Tuesday with temperatures in the upper 90s. Those temperatures last until Friday when it drops in the 1980s.
At least one utility has warned of rolling blackouts that could hit Indiana during the heatwave, reports WDRB. Rolling blackouts are power outages that take anywhere between 15-30 minutes before they ‘roll’ into another area.
Neighboring Ohio will see temperatures in the 1990s from Tuesday through Thursday.
St Louis is one of the cities in the Valley that this week will see temperatures almost rise to 110F
In Louisville, Kentucky, temperatures in the upper 90s are expected during the day on Tuesday and only drop at night in the 80s. The highs in the city remain around that level until next Saturday when they drop to 85.
Tennesseans are being warned to expect temperatures in the 90s that will feel like the 100s, thanks to winds from the Gulf of Mexico that bring moisture and create humidity in the area. Those temperatures last until Thursday.
Kansas will see temperatures in the mid to upper 90s in the coming days that will feel around 100 to 105F due to the humidity.
A record will be broken in St. Louis. Louis also hit 101F on Tuesday as expected, the previous record was 97F. The temperature remains in the three digits this week.
On the east coast, South Carolina will see temperatures that will feel between 100F and 105F throughout the week.
Like North Carolina, with Charlotte expected to break its temperature record for June, that was set in 1958 when temperatures hit 97F.
Respect for the Carolinas in the heatwave will be mild at best with 90F predicted for next Saturday.
Current models show that the heat wave will begin to move back to the west at the end of new week, although central Texans will get no rest as temperatures will remain close to 100F all week in the area.
According to The Weather Channel, Phoenix will experience 114F temperatures another day on Thursday. The city hit that record equal number already Sunday.
The National Weather Service said Los Angeles County will see “potentially dangerous” temperatures in the area on Thursday. Over the weekend, LA County saw temperatures of 100F in some inland areas.
Meteorologist Jenn Varian warned of high temperatures at night that could cause sleep complications.
Varian said: ‘When we have very hot temperatures at night, your body is simply not able to cool down well, which in itself can cause complications, but will set you up to also be less prepared for the heat during the day’, according to Varian . CNN.
Over the weekend, more than 70 million Americans were under heat warnings to Phoenix, Las VegasDenver one CaliforniaDeath Valley set record highs on Saturday as dangerous and ‘potentially deadly’ heat swept across the American southwest to the Gulf Coast.
Las Vegas set a record for the day set in 1956, with temperatures rising to 109F on Saturday.
Denver, Colorado, hit 100F on Saturday, setting a record in 2013 for both the high temperature and the first calendar day to reach 100F. High temperatures are expected to remain in the area until Tuesday, when conditions will drop to mid-80s Fahrenheit.
Several states in the US observed an increase in temperature as a heat wave settled in. Cities like Las Vegas, Phoenix and Denver observed record highs in June over the last week while the Death Valley in California has also observed scorching temperatures. More heat is expected in areas between the Ohio Valley and the Gulf Coast this week
Forecasters warn of dangerously high temperatures in much of southwestern U.S., Arizona, inland Southern California and the Death Valley, as high temperatures hit the region. Pictured: A woman relaxing in the cool waters of the American River as temperatures rise above 100F in Sacramento, California
Excessive heat, as witnessed recently in Phoenix, Arizona, causes more deaths in the U.S. than other weather-related disasters, including hurricanes, floods and tornadoes combined. Image: A couple of walkers posing for a photo in the hole in the rock at Papago Park on Friday afternoon in Phoenix
Temperatures in several inner-city areas of southeastern California reached three figures on Saturday, with a record high for June 11 of 122F reached in Death Valley.
Excessive heat and heat warnings were also issued for parts of Northern California through the Central Valley and down to the southeastern deserts.
The National Weather Service also forecast 114F in Palm Springs and temperatures around 100F across the San Joaquin Valley and Sacramento area.
Heat was expected to spread to inland parts of the San Francisco Bay Area, but most of California’s coastal zones remained free of heat advice.
Parts of the Ohio Valley, South and The Death Valley have seen temperatures as a heat wave in several parts of the country
The National Weather Service said last week that Phoenix had 113F (45C) weather, but one degree short of the record set in 1918.
States including Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California have issued excessive heat advice over temperatures reaching three figures in the last week
San Francisco has maintained its warm, cold weather, even though more inland areas have not increased too far away from the Bay Area beyond 100F (38C).
They have called on the public to restrict outdoor activities.
Parts of New Mexico and Texas also saw temperatures reach three digits over the weekend, which is likely to extend for most of next week.
During the heat wave, Texas’ electricity consumption broke an all-time record, according to the of Texas Tribune. Despite its high usage, no major power outages were reported in the state.
Albuquerque saw a record-high 100F on Friday and will flirt the rest of the week into the highs of the ’90s.
Phoenix was able to observe temperatures up to 110Fon Sunday, while cities such as San Antonio, Houston, Dallas and Austin will also be in three digits. Some parts of Nebraska are also expected to reach 100 to 105F.
Next week, the Ohio Valley and central US temperatures are expected to rise to 100F (38C), to possibly 105F (40C). Pictured: A National Water Service warning for the North Platte area, Nebraska
On Thursday, the weather in Phoenix could reach 113F, but nine degrees cooler than the highest temperature recorded in the area – 122Fin 1990, according to AZ Family.
The Ohio Valley also sees temperatures climb 20 to 30 degrees higher than usual and pass 90F later this week after heavy thunderstorms.
Monday will see heights of at least 95 to 100F over Columbus, Charleston and Indianapolis, while St. Louis and and Kansas City may also reach 100F.
These same conditions are expected to last until Wednesday in the area as well as much of the Midwest.
Heat is part of the normal routine of summer time in the desert, but weather forecasters say that does not mean that people should feel at ease.
Excessive heat causes more deaths in the U.S. than other weather-related disasters, including hurricanes, floods and tornadoes combined.
Meteorologists advise people in these affected areas to drink more water than usual during peak hours of heat, wherever they may be.
It is also advised to wear protection including hats, sunglasses and sunglasses. It is not advisable to wear dark clothes, as black clothes often transmit heat to the skin, causing a person to become warmer.
Scientists say more frequent and intense heat waves are likely in the future due to climate change and a deepening drought.
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