Soaking up the sun! Temperatures in the U.S. scorch in the 90s and break 100 in South Dakota and Arizona but storms are expected to rumble through northern states this week
- The U.S will experience a surge of heat and humidity this week
- Last week marked the first official heat wave of the year following three days of 90F plus temperatures in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York
- On Sunday thousands took to the streets of New York in the heat for WorldPride
- In California where temperatures have soared into the 100s this month, mussels are being cooked alive in their bays
- Experts say a jet stream will bring showers and thunderstorms to northern tier states this week as the temperatures continue to swelter
Americans are taking to the streets to soak up the summer sun as scorching temperatures bake the nation from the west to east coast.
Last week marked the start of 2019’s first heat wave with three days of 90F weather or higher across Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York.
On Sunday for WorldPride in New York thousands took to the streets to enjoy the 84-degree weather as temperatures soared to 90 in Washington D.C. and 95 in Charlotte, North Carolina.
This weekend saw 90-degree weather in the central Plains, upper Midwest and mid-Atlantic while South Dakota, Arizona and Nevada broke 100 degrees on Saturday and Sunday.
In California it’s so hot that mussels are cooking inside of their shells as temperatures break 100F in some regions.
Americans are taking to the streets to soak up the summer sun as a heat wave hits the country, baking the nation from the west to east coast. A boy floats in water on Friday in Boston
Enjoying the heat! In New York WordPride participants celebrated in the mid-80s weather
This week will see sweltering temperatures bake the U.S. bringing temperatures in the high 80s and 90s from California to New England
Experts say a jet stream will bring showers and thunderstorms to northern tier states this week as the temperatures continue to swelter
On Sunday heat advisories were issued for Des Moines, Iowa and Omaha, Nebraska
Mussels located in Bodega Bar in northern California have roasted from where they sit in the low tides under the relentlessly beating sun throughout the month of June, marking the largest die-off of mussels in at least 15 years in the Bay.
‘Scores of dead mussels on the rocks, their shells gaping and scorched, their meats thoroughly cooked,’ Bodega Bay marine reserve research coordinator Jackie Sones said to The Guardian.
The south is also experiencing scorching temperatures where Texas to Nebraska reached the upper 90s on Sunday. Phoenix, Arizona reached 111F and Las Vegas hit 101.
On Sunday the National Weather Service issued an excessive heat warning for the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area, Omaha, Nebraska and Des Moines, Iowa.
On Sunday temperatures broke 100 in Arizona and Las Vegas as the northeast sweltered in the 90s – but experts warned that shower and humidity will his the northern tier of states this week
Monday’s forecast will break 100 in Nevada, Arizona and Texas while southern and midwestern cities will hit the 90s and the east coast will sit in the 80s
The hot weather will continued as a surge of humidity hits the nation this week
The early July heat will make certain states like Illinois, Indiana, Tennessee, and Georgia feel hotter than normal
The Midwest is feeling the heat too with temperatures up to 15 degrees above average. Temperatures in Chicago, St. Louis and Kansas City are forecast to sit in the 90s into early next week.
Severe weather threat have been released for storms that could hit central states like Illinois, Indiana, South Dakota, Wisconsin and Minnesota. The heavy storms are expected to bring one to three inches of rain, according to Weather.com.
AccuWeather meteorologist Ryan Adamson said: ‘With the hot, stagnant air remaining parked over the area for several days, air quality will begin to deteriorate by the end of the week and into the weekend.
‘There will also not be too much cooling at night, especially in urban areas, resulting in higher electric bills as cooling demand increases around the clock.’
The high temperatures will cool on Sunday but will bounce back through the middle of this week going in July 4.
In Bodega Bay, California its so hot that mussels are cooking alive as temperatures reach over 100F
People cool off in a fountain in Washington Square Park on a hot afternoon in Manhattan in Thursday. Much of the East Coast has been experiencing days of heat and bright sun
Tourists cool off at a fountain during hot weather at the Word War Two Memorial in Washington, DC on Thursday