Hot Weather Plagues Eastern U.S.

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

The eastern half of the nation is seeing another hot day -- with readings of 100 degrees or higher in parts of the Northeast and the mid-Atlantic region.

Highs in the Washington and Baltimore areas are forecast to be around 100 at least through the weekend. The Carolinas are also bracing for multiple days of temperatures above 100 degrees as a ridge of high pressure pushes warm, moist air in from the Gulf of Mexico.

Forecasters in northwestern Alabama are expecting temperatures as high as 106 degrees, with readings above 100 through Tuesday.

Officials in the Tennessee Valley say water use is reaching record levels.

In West Virginia, the Greater Bluefield Chamber of Commerce expects to hand out a lot of lemonade over the next couple of days. For more than 70 years, the chamber has distributed free lemonade
the day after the temperature hits 90 degrees. Forecasters say those readings could continue for another week.

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