Heat wave will continue for central Pa. on Monday

Heat wave will continue for central Pa. on Monday

A massive heat wave roasting the central and eastern US this weekend with temperatures that felt like the triple digits is expected to linger at least into the July 4th holiday, weather officials said on Sunday. More advisories and warnings are likely after that if the heat wave persists.

TUESDAY: Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 94.

Extreme heat can cause illness and death among the at-risk population who can't stay cool. Fryeburg's high Sunday was 92 degrees, with a heat index of 97 degrees.

Hot and increasingly humid conditions are expected through the end of the weekend as a Bermuda high-pressure type system sits off the East Coast over the western Atlantic. The best day of the week, right now, looks to be next Saturday when temperatures drop a few degrees and humidity lowers a bit. Sunshine will also be abundant with breezy winds out of the southwest at 5 to 15 miles per hour.

Saturday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 96. Skies will be mostly clear, however some patchy fog will develop as well.

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An Excessive Heat Warning continues in effect for the entire Chicago area, including Chicago as well as northern IL into northwest in into the overnight hours Saturday night (reference the purple-shaded area on the headlined map) - The Excessive Heat Warning is extended through Sunday for the city of Chicago. Calm wind becoming north around 5 miles per hour in the afternoon. As of Sunday night, the forecast high for Friday is 88. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent. Partly cloudy, with a low around 66.

As of 1:30 p.m., officials with DEEP said Gardner Lake State Pond in Salem and Black Rock State Park in Torrington were closed to new vehicles, too.

Another round of severe weather will fire up Saturday across parts of the Midwest with damaging winds, large hail and brief tornadoes possible from Kansas to Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

Friday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms.

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