The devastating heatwave that struck the southwestern United States this weekend is moving east this week.
It’s estimated that 230 million people will be seeing temperatures of 90F in the coming days, with 45 million of those seeing their thermostats get into the triple digits.
Around 140 cities will see record breaking temperatures this week with the heat wave possibly stretching as far north as Michigan. Iowa is also expected to suffer through temperatures around 100F.
While Chicago and Minneapolis will see temperatures in the upper 90s by midweek. A heat advisory is in place in the Windy City until June 15.
Indiana is expected to see temperatures in the mid 90s accompanied by thunderstorms on Monday, reports WISHTV.
Though the hottest day of the week in the Hoosier state will be Tuesday with temperatures in the upper 90s expected. Those temperatures will last until Friday when it drops into the 80s.
At least one utility company has warned of rolling blackouts that could hit Indiana during the heatwave, reports WDRB. Rolling blackouts are power outages that last for anywhere between 15-30 minutes before ‘rolling’ into another area.
Neighboring Ohio will see temperatures in the 90s from Tuesday to Thursday.
St Louis is one of the cities in the Valley that will see temperatures go nearly up to 110F this week
In Louisville, Kentucky, temperatures in the upper 90s are expected during the day on Tuesday and only dropping into the 80s by nightfall. Highs in the city will remain around that level until next Saturday when they drop to 85.
Tennesseans are warned to expect temperatures in the 90s that will feel like the 100s thanks to wind from the Gulf of Mexico bringing moisture and creating humidity in the area. Those temperatures will last until Thursday.
Kansas will see temperatures in the middle to upper 90s for the next few days that due to the humidity will feel around 100 to 105F.
A record will be broken in St. Louis too if the hits 101F on Tuesday as expected, the previous record was 97F. The temperature will remain in the triple digits this week.
On the east coast, South Carolina will see temperatures that will feel like between 100F and 105F throughout the week.
As will North Carolina, with Charlotte expected to break its temperature record for June that was set back in 1958 when temperatures hit 97F.
Respite for the Carolinas in the heatwave will be mild at best with 90F predicted for next Saturday.
Current models show that the heatwave will start to move back west by the end of next week, although central Texans will get no respite as temperatures will stay close to 100F all week in the area.
According to The Weather Channel, Phoenix will experience another day of 114F temperatures on Thursday. The city hit that record equalizing number already on Sunday.
The National Weather Service said that Los Angels County will see ‘potentially dangerous’ temperatures in the area again by Thursday. Over the weekend, LA County saw temperatures of 100F in some inland areas.
Meteorologist Jenn Varian warned of high temperatures at night time which can cause sleep complications.
Varian said: ‘When we have very warm overnight temperatures, your body is simply not able to cool off properly, which in itself can cause complications, but will set you up to be less prepared for the daytime heat as well,’ according to CNN .
Throughout the weekend, more than 70 million of Americans were under heat alerts after Phoenix, Las Vegas, Denver and California’s Death Valley all posted record temperatures on Saturday, as dangerous and ‘potentially deadly’ heat sweeps across the American Southwest to the Gulf Coast.
Las Vegas tied a record for the day set in 1956, with temperatures soaring to 109F on Saturday.
Denver, Colorado, hit 100F on Saturday, tying a record set in 2013 for both the high temperature and the earliest calendar day to reach 100F. High heat is expected to remain in the area until Tuesday, where conditions will drop to mid-80s Fahrenheit.
Several states across the US observed a surge in temperature as a heat wave settles in. Cities such as Las Vegas, Phoenix and Denver observed record-highs in June over the last week while the Death Valley in California has also observed scorching temperatures. More heat is expected in areas between the Ohio Valley and the Gulf Coast this week
Forecasters are warning of dangerously high temperatures in much of southwest of the US, in Arizona, the interior of southern California and the Death Valley as high heat grips the region. Pictured: A woman relaxing in the cooling water of the American River as the temperature climbed over 100F in Sacramento, California
Excessive heat, as witnessed lately in Phoenix, Arizona, causes more deaths in the US than other weather-related disasters, including hurricanes, floods and tornadoes combined. Pictured: A pair of mid-day hikers pose for a picture in the hole in the rock at Papago Park on Friday in Phoenix
Temperatures in several inland areas of southeastern California reached triple digits on Saturday afternoon, with a record high for June 11 of 122F reached in Death Valley.
Excessive heat warnings and heat advisories were also issued for parts of Northern California through the Central Valley and down to the southeastern deserts.
The National Weather Service also predicted 114F in Palm Springs and temperatures around 100F across the San Joaquin Valley and the Sacramento area.
Heat was expected to extend to inland portions of the San Francisco Bay Area but most of the California coastal zones remained free of heat advisories.
Parts of the Ohio Valley, south and The Death Valley have seen temperatures soar as a heat wave settles in several parts of the country
The National Weather Service said last week that Phoenix had 113F (45C) weather, just one degree short of the record set back in 1918
States including Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California have been issued excessive heat advisories due to temperatures reaching three digits within the last week
San Francisco has maintained its warm, chilly weather even though more inland places not too far away from the Bay Area have soared past 100F (38C)
They have urged the public to limit outdoor activities.
Parts of New Mexico and Texas also saw temperatures reaching triple-digits over the weekend, which is likely to extend for most of the upcoming week.
During the heatwave, Texas’ electricity use broke an all-time record, according to the Texas Tribune. Despite the high usage, no major power disruptions were reported in the state.
Albuquerque saw a record-high 100F on Friday and will be flirting in the high 90s for the rest of the week.
Phoenix could observe temperatures reaching 110Fon Sunday while cities such as San Antonio, Houston, Dallas and Austin will also be in triple digits. Some parts of Nebraska are also expected to reach 100 to 105F.
Next week, the Ohio Valley and central US will see temperatures rise to 100F (38C), to possibly 105F (40C). Pictured: A National Weather Service warning for the area of North Platte, Nebraska
On Thursday, weather in Phoenix could reach 113F, just nine degrees cooler than the hottest temperature recorded in the area – 122Fin 1990, according to AZ Family.
The Ohio Valley is also seeing temperatures climb 20 to 30 degrees higher than usual and pass 90F later this week following severe thunderstorms.
Monday will see highs from at least 95 to 100F across Columbus, Charleston and Indianapolis while St Louis and and Kansas City could also reach 100F.
These same conditions are expected to last until Wednesday in the area as well as much of the Midwest.
Heat is part of the normal routine of summertime in the desert, but weather forecasters say that doesn’t mean people should feel at ease.
Excessive heat causes more deaths in the US than other weather-related disasters, including hurricanes, floods and tornadoes combined.
Meteorologists advise people in these affected areas to drink more water than usual during peak hours of the heat, wherever they may be.
Wearing protection, including hats, sunscreen and sunglasses, is also advised. It’s not recommended to wear dark clothes as black clothing often transmits heat to the skin, making a person hotter.
Scientists say more frequent and intense heat waves are likely in the future because of climate change and a deepening drought.