Over 100 million people have been under heat alerts across the United States over the past week and there is no sign of it cooling down anytime soon.
The heatwave originally started in the south-central part of the U.S. and has now made its way across the country from coast to coast.
“Sweltering summer heat will continue to produce very dangerous conditions through the upcoming weekend in several locations across the U.S. Excessive heat warnings and heat advisories are in effect today across the East, in the South and for parts of the Southwest,” the National Weather Service said Thursday.
“Also, severe thunderstorms with mainly damaging winds are possible today in parts of the Northeast and in the Southeast,” NWS added.
Many places have been reporting temperatures in the high 90s. Some places especially in the south like Texas have been dealing with triple-digit temperatures in the 100s.
“We’re sort of in our third wave of well-above-average temperatures this summer for south-central Texas,” Keith White, a meteorologist at the Weather Service in Austin, said in an interview with The Washington Post Wednesday.
Places like Washington D.C. are experiencing hotter temperatures than typically expected around this time of year. The city could possibly hit 100 degrees for the first time in six years on Sunday, The Post reported on Thursday.
Here's an overview of record high temperatures over the next few days compared to the forecast. Stay cool and hydrated! #mowx #kswx pic.twitter.com/4FzOXnkG0E
— NWS Springfield (@NWSSpringfield) July 21, 2022
Oppressive temperatures this July afternoon as seen in these images. Be sure to get your latest forecast, hazards and information for your local area at https://t.co/VyWINDk3xP pic.twitter.com/D9wj81DKw8
— National Weather Service (@NWS) July 20, 2022
Anomalously high temps are expected to persist across most of the country thru this week, w/ triple-digit temps lingering in parts of the South Central US & a surge of #heat entering the Pacific NW by early next week _️. For heat safety tips, visit: https://t.co/GEEQxOlSTN pic.twitter.com/VYSY5PAMrW
— NWS Weather Prediction Center (@NWSWPC) July 20, 2022
Keeping track of the heat across the Southern US with record/near record maximum temperatures on Tuesday. Excessive heat warnings and advisories continue today…as well as extreme fire danger/drought conditions. pic.twitter.com/zX6SlvZwTI
— NWS Southern Region (@NWSSouthern) July 20, 2022