Deadly heat wave expected to last through 4th of July

'Extreme, dangerous' heat to continue this week, meteorologists say

Heat Wave Bakes Parts Of The Midwest And Northeast With Extreme Temperatures

The National Weather Service issued a statement that said, "This combination of heat and humidity will lead to an increased risk of heat-related stress and illness". Showers will very likely linger into early Friday.

Monday will bring little relief with temperatures expected to hit a high of 98 degrees, according to the weather service. The timing will have a big impact on the timing of thunderstorms and the potential for severe weather.

Almost 100 million people could see temperatures climb above 95 degrees Fahrenheit this week, with a majority of those residing in the eastern third of the nation. Record highs today are 97° in Allentown and 101° in Reading, and records will be threatened, more so in the Lehigh Valley than in Berks County.

Other areas may still feel like they're at or above 100 degrees because of the heat index, which indicates what the temperature feels like. Again, there will be hazy sunshine, with some high wispy clouds at times.

Nighttime temperatures, which AccuWeather forecasts will only drop to the middle or upper 70s, will not help with cooling.

A man wipes his brown in Bangor during a heat wave.

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New Yorkers are urge to use air conditioning to stay cool at home, or go to a place that has air conditioning. Today's high heat prompted the first widespread heat warning since August 2016.

SATURDAY: Mostly sunny, with a high near 83. As of 1 p.m. the temperature at Logan Airport in Boston is 95 degrees and factoring in the oppressive humidity with a dew point of 72 degrees, the "real feel" temperature is a whopping 103 degrees! The in the afternoon and evening some pop-up storm chances will be around. 4th of July fireworks displays should be just fine.

That strong heat dome should finally start to break down slightly by the latter half of next week. Overnight temperatures should fall back into the 60s, and the highs should be in the low 80s over the weekend.

Temperatures are expected to be 10 degrees above normal across New England, according to the weather service. Afternoon highs should make the low to mid-90s or so.

Have a great and safe rest of the weekend and stay cool!

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