‘Dangerously Hot’ Weather with Record-Breaking Temperatures to Hit in Northeast, While Snow Continues to Fall in the Rockies

By Paul Riegler on 21 May 2022
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As many as 19 states could break or tie temperature records this weekend as a “large dome of heat” moves from the South to the East Coast and up into the Northeast, the National Weather service said.

The weather will be “dangerously hot across the east,” the agency said in a statement on Saturday, with temperatures at or above 90° F (32° C).

The NWS is predicting that Boston will see a record 96° F (35.5 ° C) on Sunday.  The daily record high for that day is 93° C (34° C), while the monthly record for May is 97° F (36° C), set back on May 26, 1880.

High temperatures will also bring unhealthy air to many cities.

“An air quality alert remains in effect for much of the region until 11 p.m. tonight,” the weather service said in a tweet.  “Ground level ozone may approach or exceed unhealthy standards today.”

Heat advisories are in effect from New England to the Mid-Atlantic states.

Record temperatures are expected in parts of Texas, the lower Mississippi Valley, Southeast, Ohio Valley, the Mid-Atlantic states, and Northeast this weekend.

The heat wave will also continue in Central Plain states including Texas and Oklahoma. High pressure there is expected to keep temperatures at least 20 degrees Fahrenheit above average.

Meanwhile, snow continues to fall in the Colorado Rockies, where temperatures hover in the low 30s F.  The New York Mets game with the Colorado Rockies was postponed due to the snow.  Last season, the Mets-Rockies game in mid-April was also postponed and the two teams played a double header the following day.

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