Millions of people from the Plains to the South and mid-Atlantic will continue to battle a devastating heat wave that has already reached historic proportions.
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Multiple cities across multiple states set or tied all-time record high temperatures since last week.
One of the cities hardest hit by this unprecedented heat wave is Charlotte, N.C. For the third consecutive day Sunday, the Queen City tied their all-time record high temperature of 104.
St. Louis, Little Rock, Kansas City and Nashville will in the core of the heat through the week with daytime highs within a few degrees of 100.
Meanwhile, as temperatures may be a few degrees lower around Washington, D.C., Charlotte and Atlanta, it is still dangerously hot. Many folks from the Ohio Valley to Virginia were without power Monday in the wake of devastating storms over the weekend.
For some it means not only no fans, but no running water for homeowners that have independent well water and no means to operate the pump.
Cities along the Eastern Seaboard, such as New York City, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. will climb well into the 90s through the weekend. Folks in the Ohio Valley will endure highs well into the 90s through the week.
It will also drive more showers and thunderstorms, some of which may turn severe, especially over the Great Lakes
The large dome of high pressure responsible for the heat will slowly weaken through next week, gradually putting an end to the record-setting numbers. However, temperatures will remain well above normal for much of the eastern half of the country through at least Independence Day.
Another round of rain is expected to move through the Carolinas on Saturday, which may lead to rises on some small streams and creeks.
“It was by far the most intimidating natural disaster I have ever chased,” Storm Chaser and Extreme Meteorologist Reed Timmer said of the historic flooding in South Carolina.
Winter will kick off with mild weather in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic as an intensifying El Nino influences the weather pattern across the country.
After the brief shot of warmth, temperatures will begin to pull back down to normal levels on Monday in the Chicago area.
A fall-like weekend is in store for the Northeast, after rain and thunderstorms will dampen the region on Friday.
One of the most intense and long-lasting rainstorms in recorded history slammed the Carolinas this week, bringing widespread and dangerous flooding.
Binghamton, NY (2000)
1" of snow - the earliest date on record an inch or more of snow has fallen.
San Antonio, TX (2000)
A high temperature of 45 degrees (the average high on this date is 84 degrees).
New England (1804)
Extraordinary "Snow Hurricane" - snow mixed with heavy rains from Washington, D.C. on north - heavy snow in interior New England. Up to 2 feet in Green Mountains of Vermont.