Triple-digit heat continues to scorch parts of the U.S.

As states in the South and regions in the West get ready for a hot Fourth of July vacation, a deadly heat wave continues to bake most of the United States for yet another day.

After a heat dome that had been stationed over Texas for three weeks moved into nearby regions, it has been extremely hot and humid throughout the South for days. The National Weather Service reports that temperatures in the interior of California and certain areas of the Southwest increased during the weekend and are anticipated to stay in the triple digits through Tuesday.

Extreme heat occurrences like the overlapping and relentless heat waves sweeping the southern section of the country are the kind that climate scientists predict will occur more frequently in a warming planet. According to studies, heat waves are becoming more common, more powerful, and longer-lasting as a result of climate change.

The National Weather Service said in its update on Monday that heat in the South “will be less oppressive today,” but warned that heat index readings, which represent what it “feels like” to be at a certain temperature when humidity and air temperature are combined, may be as high as 110 degrees Fahrenheit. The organization warned that these circumstances “can be dangerous if spending an extended period of time outdoors.”

The National Weather Service in Birmingham, Alabama, issued a warning that stormy weather will accompany the heat.

We’ll recite the same forecast today like a broken record. Storms will be dispersed to many and continue to be hot and humid, the agency warned on Monday.

Minnesota, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida have also issued heat advisories.

Leading up to the Fourth of July, high temperatures will also be a concern throughout the West Coast and in the states of the southwest.

Triple-digit temperatures were recorded over the weekend throughout the region, including in California, Nevada, Arizona, and New Mexico. The Phoenix National Weather Service reported that the city’s Sunday high was 115 F. Temperatures in Las Vegas reached 110 F on the same day, setting a record for the shortest time—two days—between the city’s first 100- and 110-degree days.

The only previous time this has occurred was in 1955, according to a tweet from NWS Las Vegas on Sunday.

According to the EPA, temperatures will rise “well above normal” throughout the holiday, with triple-digit highs anticipated in a number of locations, including Bishop, Lake Havasu City, Death Valley, Las Vegas, and Death Valley National Park.

Till later this week, little reprieve is anticipated for the area.

“In its forecast for Monday, the National Weather Service predicted that the Central Valley of California and the Desert Southwest will experience highs well into the triple digits.

The heat is then anticipated to spread to western Oregon and northern California, according to the service, where “highs are expected to reach into the 90s and low 100s on Tuesday.”

The United States is not the only country to have recently experienced a severe heat wave. China has been experiencing intense heat, especially in the northern provinces. According to The Associated Press, Beijing’s capital is on track to see temperatures above 95 degrees for 10 days straight.

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