Excessive heat warning continues today for Wyandotte County - Welcome to

"Really, we got this".

We'll cool off as we head into the overnight hours.

The National Weather Service in Omaha, Nebraska, baked biscuits in a parked vehicle using only the heat of the sun.

According to AccuWeather, temperatures in the nation's capital are expected to reach 100 degrees Fahrenheit on Saturday, which is just 2 degrees less than the temperature forecast for Death Valley, California, on Saturday as well.

Boston again opened up city pools free to residents as the temperature cracked 90 degrees (32 degrees Celsius) for the third consecutive day by noon Sunday. Police in one suburb also posted a tongue-in-cheek request on their Facebook page. That combination will create heat indexes ranging from 111 degrees in Rockford to 105 degrees in Chicago.

Peak temperatures from a potentially deadly heat wave are expected to begin Friday, and major United States cities are taking special measures to prepare - with New York City declaring an emergency.

The city also directed office buildings to set thermostats no lower than 78 degrees to reduce strain on its electrical grid.

Elsewhere in Pennsylvania, nine firefighters were treated for heat exhaustion and six transported to a hospital for treatment while fighting a house fire in sweltering conditions.

The heat was expected to continue through late Sunday however, as a high-pressure system off the Atlantic coast ushered in steamy, subtropical air. Saturday evening, it was off to our northwest. He said he issued the declaration to "provide support during the large power outage that is exacerbated by the extreme heat wave affecting the area".

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Hurricane Barry's remnants have added to the misery buy bringing a surge of sultry, swamp-like tropical moisture that has blanketed the heat wave zone.

Temperatures on Friday were forecast to reach 100 degrees in Washington, 97F in Philadelphia, and 91F in NY, where it would feel more like 110F degrees with high humidity.

More than 95 million people were under a heat warning or advisory for Sunday, which is down from Saturday's 157 million, CNN reported.

Little relief is expected to come at night when the sun goes down.

Mayor bill de Blasio declared NY a "local emergency due to heat" and instructed the office building at a height of 100 feet (30 meters) to raise the temperature on thermostats to 78 degrees Fahrenheit (26 degrees Celsius) in order to save energy.

The heat poses a particular risk to the elderly, children, athletes practicing outdoors, outdoor workers, and anyone without air conditioning. "Heavy rain from thunderstorms along the front may bring flash flooding".

Severe storms across the Midwest and Great Lakes knocked out power to hundreds of thousands and caused widespread damage.

Americans from Texas to ME sweated out a steamy Saturday as a heat wave canceled events from festivals to horse races, chased baseball fans out of their seats and pushed New York City to order steps to avoid straining the electrical system.

In New York, authorities scrubbed a Times Square commemoration of the 1969 moon landing and an outdoor festival featuring soccer star Megan Rapinoe and musician John Legend.

  • Sonia Alvarado