"Record-Setting Heat Wave Expands East; Over 100 Million Under Alerts"

"Highs approaching triple digits will sprawl from Denver to Charleston, S.C., through midweek, while dangerous storms may form along northern edge of heat"

"A massive heat wave that has set scores of temperature records from Texas to California is swelling into the eastern United States. Over 100 million Americans from the Gulf Coast to the Great Lakes are under heat alerts through the middle of the week as temperatures soar toward the triple digits.

Oppressive humidity levels will make it feel 5 to 15 degrees hotter, producing heat index values from 100 to 115 degrees over a large swath of the central and eastern Lower 48.

Heat advisories or excessive-heat watches and warnings cover the entirety of Arkansas, Mississippi, Kentucky, Missouri, Iowa, Illinois and Indiana and parts of more than a dozen other states.

The National Weather Service forecasts that temperatures could challenge records in more than 100 cities through Wednesday, from Denver to Charleston, S.C."

Matthew Cappucci and Jason Samenow report for the Washington Post June 13, 2022.

Source: Washington Post, 06/14/2022