July 2nd, 2012
02:54 AM ET

Triple-digit heat to scorch much of U.S. as many grapple without power

Residents in central and eastern United States will sweat through another blistering day Monday as power outages from weekend storms continue to plague much of the country.

The intense early-summer weather has baked areas from Missouri to New York to Georgia with record-breaking heat and unleashed fierce storms that knocked out power to millions over the weekend. At least 16 people were killed from the series of storms.

While the pinnacle of heat has passed for many, so-called cooler temperatures Monday will still reach as high as 99 degrees Fahrenheit (37 degrees Celsius) for Louisville, Kentucky, and 96 degrees in Columbus, Ohio.

But triple-digit heat is still expected to smother areas from Missouri to South Carolina on Monday.

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  1. s kel

    No real winter,than a extream hot tea party like summer? The devil is loose wants to be more like home when running the gop party.

    July 2, 2012 at 8:54 am | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Rascal Rabble

    ...regional disaster magnified

    July 2, 2012 at 9:08 am | Report abuse | Reply
  3. banasy©

    "Cooling down showers" my left foot!
    It's already 90 degrees here with 75% humidity...cooled down from what?
    From hot as Hades to merely hot?

    July 2, 2012 at 11:38 am | Report abuse | Reply
  4. dazzle ©

    Here it is 87 degrees with 38% humidity headed to 99 degrees as the days high and they call it warm.

    July 2, 2012 at 11:49 am | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Afro Zombie Race War

    The east can deal with it. They deserve it and can afford it handily. I just worry about the jungle rot of the PCP cannibal huts down in Florida. God, lots of stink and and putrid flesh eating this summer 2012!

    July 2, 2012 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. Sherlock Holmes

    I say, it IS getting rather stuffy in here.

    July 2, 2012 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. Sherlock Holmes

    *chop chop chop* tap tap. Snorrrrrrrrrrrrrt. sniff-sniff. "Watson! Let's go bag us some zombies!"

    July 2, 2012 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse | Reply

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