Memorial Day marks the unofficial start to summer and sweltering heat will have a firm grip on the Southeast beyond the extended holiday weekend.
As summer approaches, sun protection becomes a vital part of daily activity.
Evacuations are underway as flooding is impacting areas across Oklahoma, Kansas, Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois and parts of Nebraska and Iowa.
"There are probably not even half a dozen such objects in the Milky Way, and we have discovered one of them," one astronomer said.
Heat-related deaths and illnesses are preventable, but it's critical to know the warning signs and to react swiftly.
While some sunlight is a beneficial resource for the human body, an overabundance of sunlight can be harmful due to the negative effects of ultraviolet (UV) radiation.