"Millions across the US have been caught up in dangerous weather conditions
over the weekend and are braced for further extreme conditions ahead of the 4
July holiday, as thunderstorms and intense heat continue to affect much of the
As of Monday, 36m people are under excessive heat warnings in the US,
particularly in the south and western areas, reported ABC News
. Record high
temperatures in some places will likely remain as many gear up to celebrate the
Independence Day holiday on Tuesday.
Phoenix, Arizona’s capital city, is expected to hit a high temperature of 116F
(46C) on Monday, the Associated Press
reported, as temperatures remained
above 100F (37C) throughout the weekend and, dangerously, are not coming down
much at night, giving little relief and straining power systems as residents
try to stay cool.
Nevada is facing its first heat advisory of the summer, as Las Vegas is
expected to reach 112F (44C) on Monday, reported the National Weather Service
(NSW). Temperatures are forecast to remain above 105F (40.5C) for the rest of
Similar temperatures are forecast in much of the south. The heat index, what
the temperature will feel like, is expected to hit 104 in Dallas, 104 in New
Orleans, and 109 in Corpus Christi, Texas, for example, reported ABC.
Many midwest cities are also dealing with the aftermath of severe rain and
Weekend thunderstorms in Chicago flooded streets and highways, as nearly nine
inches of rain fell in some areas of the city in just a few hours, affecting
trains as well as motorists."
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