Heat wave scorches U.S. Midwest and East

Heat wave scorches U.S. Midwest and East

Heat wave scorches U.S. Midwest and East

Tens of millions of Americans will be under heat warnings, watches and advisories as temperatures reach above 100 degrees Fahrenheit (37 Celsius) in major cities such as Chicago, New York and Philadelphia, the National Weather Service said.

Saturday will see afternoon highs in the lower to mid 90s, with temperatures slow to fall in the evening and unlikely to drop below 90 degrees, according to the NWS. The humidity will be extremely high as well, leading to unsafe conditions thanks to heat index values over the weekend that will feel like 100-105 at times. If you don't have air conditioning, visit cool areas like a recreation center or library. The peak of the heat will occur today, but the next few days won't exactly be cool days.

A disastrous heat wave is set to blaze over central and eastern USA throughout the next couple of days.

Sunday will likely be the hottest day of our potentially long heat wave as highs approach 100 degrees, maybe falling just a degree or two short in some spots. Temperatures will be slightly cooler on Sunday, but that is a relative term. Highs will be in the low-90s with heat indices going over 100° away from Lake Michigan. The storm chance Saturday night looks to be the only chance for rain and there still remains uncertainty on exact details such as timing and how much rain will fall.

The heat and humidity may cause heat stress during outdoor exertion or extended exposure.

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Numerous major cities in the Midwest and Northeast - from Chicago to Washington, D.C. - began a heat wave on Friday.

TAKE IT EASY: If you can and avoid being outside during the middle of the day! Call 911 if they refuse water, vomit or begin to lose consciousness.

Symptoms of heat stroke include hot body temperature, hot/red/dry/moist skin, rapid and strong pulse and possible unconsciousness. Not only that, but it will be important to put on sunscreen if you plan on spending time outdoors and be sure to reapply it often.

Wear lightweight, light-colored clothing.

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