'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. HRM banasy

    It's waaaaay hot where I live; I'd even say dangerously hot, without the quotation marks.
    That's *hot*, bay-bee!

    July 18, 2011 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
  2. RUFFNUTT

    IT'S SOOO hot here i burned my leg on the seat belt buckle...

    July 18, 2011 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Officer O'Malley

    It's hotter than the pit of Hades out there.. Move along.. Be on yer way now.

    July 18, 2011 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Scottish Mama

    100 degrees with the heat index of 115 degrees here. The dust bowl is on its way.

    July 18, 2011 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
  5. There, I said it

    27 days in a row of 100 degrees. We are going for the record of 50. Its so hot the donkeys (Dems) use the elephants (GOP) for shade. Its so hot, the statue of liberty put her torch, under dress.

    July 18, 2011 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  6. There, I said it

    The ground and roads are cracking. Water and gas lines are breaking.

    July 18, 2011 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  7. just a thought

    It was a hot day and Ber' Wabbit went to get a cold drink from his refrigerator, when he opend the door there he sat Ber' Mouse. Ber' wabbit cried out, "Ber' Mouse, what are you di'n in ma' 'figerater?" Ber' Mouse stambered,"Is is isn't t-t-this a westin'house?"

    July 18, 2011 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
  8. raven

    Hotter than a June bride in a..oh never mind.

    July 18, 2011 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
  9. TvNYC

    Hot July will lead to a cooler than average august. Wet and cooler air will start taking over from west to east as of august 6th. Fall will be rainy but average temperatures. Winter will be a long and cold and middle of the country to the northeast will be snowy and especially cold!

    July 18, 2011 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
  10. JIF

    Is that because it's the end of the world?

    July 18, 2011 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |
  11. gumby

    I'm further south than you guys and you are hotter than us. Thankful for the coastal breeze.

    July 18, 2011 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • leeintulsa

      I couldn't believe it was 115 in minnesota the other day

      July 18, 2011 at 6:19 pm | Report abuse |
  12. leeintulsa

    We had a turnpike buckle the other day. Made a ramp about 2 foot high. The pike between here and okc. First to find it found it at night on a motorcycle. Dude's messed up. They say he flew 150 feet..

    July 18, 2011 at 6:16 pm | Report abuse |
  13. leeintulsa

    @tvnyc: i'll believe that about august when i see it..

    July 18, 2011 at 6:22 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Mad Ole Lady

    I'm Baaaaaaccckkkk!

    July 18, 2011 at 6:38 pm | Report abuse |
  15. s kel

    iv been tellin people why i hate summer love fall and winter.

    July 18, 2011 at 6:40 pm | Report abuse |
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