NWS Issues Record Heat Forecasts

The National Weather Service issued record heat forecasts on Sunday as an intense heat wave blast throughout the United States.

“Numerous record highs are forecast to be tied and/or broken today in the Northeast,” the National Weather Service said.

The National Weather Service also issued an excessive heat warning for large swaths of Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Jersey.

“The extreme heat and humidity will significantly increase the potential for heat-related illnesses, particularly for those working or participating in outdoor activities,” the National Weather Service said.

The National Weather Service said on Twitter that the heat would feel “extremely oppressive” from the southern Plains to the East.

“From the southern Plains into the East, it will feel extremely oppressive, especially in the major metro areas of Washington D.C. to New York City and Boston,” the National Weather Service said in a tweet.

Philadelphia hit 99 degrees Fahrenheit (37 Celsius) on Sunday before factoring in humidity; Newark, New Jersey, saw its fifth consecutive day of 100 degrees Fahrenheit or higher; and Boston also hit 100 degrees Fahrenheit, breaking its previous daily record high of 98 degrees Fahrenheit set in 1933.

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