Nation Braces for End-of-Summer Heat Wave

By Anna Breuer on 27 August 2018
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Lower Manhattan as seen from the air

Lower Manhattan as seen from the air

In a reprise reminiscent of the start of summer, most of the nation will experience a heat wave in the coming days and large swaths of the Midwest and Northwest are likely to see temperatures hovering around 90° F (32° C) and 100° F (38° C).

Heat advisories are in effect for parts of the Mid-Atlantic States, New York State, and New England.  This includes the entire New York City metropolitan area where the U.S. Open is currently underway.

The hot weather is due to an area of high pressure over the Midwest that is moving towards the East Coast.

Tennis players and spectators alike will endure uncomfortably hot and humid weather at the new Louis Armstrong Stadium complex, although the retractable roof may help somewhat.

An excessive heat warning is in effect in the St. Louis area for heat index values of up to 105° F (40.5° C), while heat index values along the I-95 corridor are expected to be slightly below that.

By the end of the week, temperatures will be near or below average as a cold front moves in but hot weather is expected to return just in time for Labor Day on Monday.

(Photo: Accura Media Group)

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