Photos: Sweltering heat wave brings record-breaking temperatures to the northeastern US
A heat wave roasted the northeastern United States this weekend with temperatures that felt like the triple digits.
"While this has not been the most extreme heat with the vast majority of locations falling just shy of record temps, anytime we get temperatures this high with increased humidity, we should be aware of how hard our bodies work to keep us cool," said AccuWeather Meteorologist Randy Adkins.
Anyone spending significant amounts of time outdoors should drink plenty of fluids and take frequent breaks, especially if they’re in the sun at all.
This is particularly true for young children, the elderly and those with chronic respiratory ailments, Adkins said.
"Temperatures will remain above average through the end of the upcoming week for most in the mid-Atlantic and Northeast, and while it will not be as hot as it was this past weekend, those precautionary statements apply," Adkins said.
Record-challenging temperatures were felt across a majority of the Northeast on Sunday, including several bigger cities.
Allentown, Pennsylvania, was one of the hottest spots in the region, where the temperature reached a blistering 98 degrees Fahrenheit with a maximum AccuWeather RealFeel® Temperature of 105 F.
Burlington, Vermont, topped out at 96 F with an AccuWeather RealFeel® Temperature of 107 F; while Binghamton, New York, reached 90 F with a maximum AccuWeather RealFeel® Temperature of 100 F.
Although New York City did not set a record high temperature, the AccuWeather RealFeel® Temperature remained over 100 F for over six hours.
AccuWeather RealFeel® Temperatures also approached 100 F in Chicago, causing a bridge to fail. A sailboat wasn't able to pass, so firetrucks and a boat cooled down the bridge with water.
Minnesota Twins' Brian Dozier has a cold wet towel applied to his head during the seventh inning of a baseball game Chicago Cubs Saturday, June 30, 2018, in Chicago. Temperatures at Wrigley Field climbed into the mid 90's with a heat index over 100 degrees. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)