Tuesday, August 07, 2007


Dangerous heat will grip a large part of the eastern half of the nation today. Along the rim of the early August sizzle, another round of drenching storms is in store for the central Plains and Great Lakes.

As evident by the numerous heat advisories and excessive heat warnings displayed on the Severe Weather Center's page, the heat will grip much of the East today. A large dome of high pressure is the culprit behind today's sizzle.

Temperatures will soar into the mid- to upper 90s this afternoon over the southern Plains, Ohio Valley and Southeast. Some southern places will crack the century mark and challenge record highs. According to the East Regional News story, the sweltering 90-degree heat will pour over the mid-Atlantic and parts of southern New England.

Though the heat will slowly ease out of the Northeast, no relief from the sizzling air is in store for the other regions through at least Friday.

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