Excessive heat warnings are still in place in many parts of the United States and are expected to last until at least Monday.
In Arizona’s largest metropolitan area, Phoenix and surrounding areas hit a record high of 115 degrees Fahrenheit on Sunday.
The National Weather Service in Phoenix is forecasting temperatures of 116 degrees Celsius on Monday, just two degrees off the day’s record high set in 1907, with temperatures dropping several degrees over the next three days. I expect.
In Nevada, the first heat wave warning of the summer remains in place until Monday night for the Las Vegas metropolitan area. Daytime cooling centers have been established throughout the region.
Harry Reed International Airport in Las Vegas recorded a temperature of 102 degrees on Friday, ending 294 days of temperatures below 100 degrees Celsius.
Highs in central Las Vegas were near 112 degrees Celsius on Sunday, with 113 degrees expected on Monday, according to the National Weather Service.
Mercury temperatures in the state’s agricultural heartland were expected to exceed 105 degrees Celsius as a result of the heatwave burning through much of California’s interior.
A record 111 degrees Celsius was set in Paso Robles on Saturday, surpassing the 2013 high of 107 degrees Celsius.
In Southern California, extreme heat warnings and advisories for inland areas east of Los Angeles have been extended through Monday.
Heat and severe weather continued to be a concern elsewhere in the southeastern United States.
A heat advisory remained in effect for the Southeast on Sunday, with severe thunderstorm warnings in place for parts of Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina and Tennessee until 8 p.m. A thunderstorm warning was issued for the entire region on Sunday afternoon.
Authorities said 31 cows died Saturday in the northern Alabama town of Berlin when lightning struck trees they were hiding in.
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https://www.newsmax.com/us/us-excessive-heat-warnings/2023/07/02/id/1125717 Excessive heat warnings remain in place through Monday for many parts of the US