There were fewer than 400 Con Edison customers without power as of 6:42 p.m., but power issues are more likely in extreme heat.
Perhaps the most oppressive heat, however, is found in the urban Midwest, where this high pressure bubble will peak Sunday, forecasters say. The Heat index on Wednesday should fall below the 100 mark for the first time since Sunday.
Cooling centers are libraries, community centers, and senior centers.
With the risky heat and humidity lasting through Tuesday afternoon, there is an Excessive Heat Warning in place for the I-95 corridor until 8PM on Tuesday night. These prolonged heat waves are tough to manage, so do keep the water handy and spend as little time in the direct sun as possible.
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Recorded highs in Boston on Friday and Saturday were 93, Sipprell said. The bridge moves to allow boats to pass.
Residents are also urged to check on the elderly, sick and those without air conditioning.
But it's not just heat that the Midwest has to worry about. A weak boundary will be settling into southern New England from the north.
The Eastern Seaboard won't fare much better leading up to the holiday.
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While temperatures topping 90 degrees are not too uncommon for New York City, it is rare to see the heat last more than a couple of days. Los Angeles is expected to reach 101 degrees on Friday while Las Vegas is forecast to reach 112 degrees.
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Temperatures will reach unsafe levels in much of Southern California late this week and into the weekend, and elevated fire danger will confront the region, the National Weather Service said today. Highs could range anywhere from the mid 80s to low 90s.
According to the National Weather Service, the heat advisory will be in effect from noon to 8 p.m.
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The NWS posted a reminder Friday that heat kills more people each year than tornadoes, lightning and floods.