The intense heat that has baked much of the eastern two-thirds of the nation for the better part of two weeks has claimed dozens of lives.
At least 75 deaths have been attributed to the heat wave across more than a dozen states, according to various news outlets.
It is possible that this number could rise over the coming days as health officials and coroners continue to rule in causes of death among other cases.
As is unfortunately the case in many heat waves, the majority of the dead were senior citizens who succumbed to heart disease or other ailments made worse by hot indoor temperatures.
It has been speculated some of the deaths may have been prevented if homes were properly ventilated or air conditioned.
One heat-related death near Indianapolis in Greenfield, Ind., was particularly heart-wrenching.
A 4-month-old girl left alone in a parked car for two hours on Saturday died after sustaining third-degree burns as temperatures in the vehicle rose as high as 119 degrees.
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The Associated Press reports that the girl's teenage father pleaded not guilty to neglect charges in court on Monday.
Another young child, a toddler, was treated and released from an Indianapolis hospital after being left alone in a sweltering SUV where the temperature rose to 124 degrees.
Unfortunately, some members of the animal kingdom also fell victim to the oppressive heat.
A Centreville, Ill., police dog had to be euthanized over the weekend, likely after falling ill from the heat.
About 1,000 baby chicks succumbed to hot temperatures in a mailing facility in Louisville, Ky., according to postal officials. The chicks were due to be mailed via hole-punched boxes to recipients all across Kentucky.
More than 500 inbound and outbound flights at LaGuardia in New York were delayed due to the storms.
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The Memorial Day weekend will begin cool, windy and rainy in New England and part of the mid-Atlantic.
With one day remaining before Memorial Day weekend, the Sandy-battered Jersey coastline is hustling to finish last-minute preparations.
Explosive thunderstorm development can bring tornadoes to northern Texas and southwestern Oklahoma late Thursday.
Thunderstorms will slow cleanup efforts in Moore, Okla., into the upcoming Memorial Day weekend.
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A dramatic cold frontal passage. Early afternoon temperature over 80 degrees fell to a late-day reading in the 40s.
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109 degrees, hottest ever in May.
Snowstorm across state; daytime accumulation of 4-6".