'Dangerous' heat wave creeps east
July 18th, 2011
12:01 PM ET

'Dangerous' heat wave creeps east

The "dangerous" heat wave baking the central United States is expected to extend its reach eastward in the coming week, and ultimately cover most of the eastern part of the country, the National Weather Service said Monday.

"Heat index values in the triple digits are forecast across a large portion of the Midwest today, making it feel like 100 to 110 degrees or higher during the afternoon hours," the weather service said Monday morning.

By midweek, the high pressure bringing the oppressive heat will expand eastward, bringing temperatures in the mid-90s to the Mid-Atlantic states "as early as Wednesday," the weather service warned.

"Further out, this dome of high pressure is forecast to dominate most of the eastern and central U.S. - bringing excessive heat to much of the eastern half of the country except for the Northeast and southern Florida - through the end of next week."

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  1. fernace

    It's always a hot one in Tx., but more so this year with the drought& fire conditions. In '09' we had 73 consecutive tripple digit days, working up to be about the same this year! It's the rain we so sorely miss! Damn that "la nina"!!

    July 18, 2011 at 10:09 pm | Report abuse |
  2. WOT

    The sun is closer to the earth, people!

    July 19, 2011 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
  3. eilene dover

    Sounds miserable. Here in the part of the PNW that I'm in, it's mild 70s with an occasional summer shower. Went to the Coast the last two wk ends and it was perfect.

    July 19, 2011 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse |
  4. joann

    I'd,say that's,a possibilty gumby.The, world has,to end sometime.If,it's the end of the world,then everyone;and I,do mean everyone GET SAVED,BEFORE TIME RUNS OUT. JoAnn Bartholomew

    July 20, 2011 at 9:03 am | Report abuse |
  5. mindcrime

    You'd better take that pit bull out of this picture, you might get convicted of sympathizing with vicious breeds.

    July 20, 2011 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
    • C

      Exactly! They must have had a long camera lens so they would not be mauled!

      July 20, 2011 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ray

      You are a ignorant fool...have you ever left your cave?

      July 26, 2011 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Jenn

    I am glad they included a pit bull in this picture it makes me feel great. People should know that pitbulls are not killer animals they are awesome pets when they have awesome owners

    July 22, 2011 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kim

      I couldn't have said it better myself! 🙂 I have two and they are wonderful loving dogs.

      July 22, 2011 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
  7. RPD

    DOGS RULE ! ! !

    July 22, 2011 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Cathy G

    Way to go CNN! Thanks for featuring a pit as just a normal dog in a normal situation. Pitbulls are great dogs, but are too often shown in the media only when they're found in abusive, fighting situations. Thanks for showing a pit as a pet.

    July 23, 2011 at 9:57 am | Report abuse |
    • Renee D

      Here here! I was just thinking today about how bland it is to see the same little dogs representing NYC life, when good ol mutts and "pit" looking dogs are just as represented in city life. Cute.

      July 26, 2011 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Renee D

      (Not enough coffee today, what I meant to say was:) Here here! I was just thinking about how bland it is to see little dogs representing NYC life in ads and the media, when in reality, good ol' mutts and "pit" looking dogs are just as much a part of my actual, every day life in the city.

      July 26, 2011 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Ed Buckby

    Agreed. Way to go CNN showing America's dog out and about in public enjoying time with their people. We need more of this.

    July 25, 2011 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
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