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.
Tallies should be considered unofficial for now.
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.
Tropical Depression 8 should strengthen into a tropical storm before impacting the coastal Carolinas with rough surf and heavy downpours early this week.
Tropical Depression 9 developed just south of Florida on Sunday and will turn toward the northeastern Gulf Coast of the United States this week.
Brief relief from heat and humidity will arrive in the northeastern United States at the start of September.
Typhoon Lionrock is poised to make landfall in Japan near Sendai early in the new week with heavy rainfall, damaging winds and an inundating storm surge.
Hawaii is facing two tropical threats this week as Madeline and Lester churn westward.
Hot and dry weather will greet fans and competitors at the 2016 U.S. Open Tennis Championships in Flushing, New York, as play begins Monday, Aug. 29.
New England (1965)
A total of 2.5 inches of snow on top of Mt. Washington set an August record. Vermont had a reading of only 25 degrees, while Nantucket had a chilly 39 degrees. Earliest freeze on record at many stations.
Houston, TX (1980)
2.23 inches of rain fell in less than 1 hour. Streets were flooded in the downtown district and a tornado touched down briefly west of Houston at Sealy, TX.
Pittsburgh, PA (1982)
39 degrees, coldest ever in August.