Weather warning for 100M Americans as heatwave strikes 20 states

29 days ago

US news.

A weather warning was issued for 100 million Americans as an extreme heatwave is expected to hit 20 states.

Temperatures are set to reach 113F in some areas beginning Tuesday and throughout the following week.

“Dangerous heat will continue to impact a large portion of the US this week,” a statement from the Weather Prediction Center read.

“With now more than 100 million people under excessive warnings or heat advisories.”

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  • The heatwave will mainly target the southern Plains, the lower Mississippi Valley, the lower Missouri Valley, and the central Plains.

    By contrast, the north-Central US is facing a large area of low pressure that will result in thunderstorms and rain across the upper Midwest and upper Great Lakes.

    A fire risk warning was also issued for southeast Wyoming and western Nebraska due to dry and gusty weather, the National Weather Service said.

    “Strong winds and low humidity would likely support the rapid spread of any fires that develop,” the statement added.