July 3rd, 2012
04:02 AM ET

Unrelenting heat to continue as more than a million still without power

Blistering temperatures will continue in many states Tuesday, as hundreds of thousands were still sweating and stuck without power from deadly heat-driven storms.

Extreme heat warnings were issued for parts of Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Kentucky, Ohio and Michigan Tuesday with the National Weather Service saying that those areas would be scorched with near and above triple-digit temperatures for days.

Heat advisory warnings were also in place Tuesday for different parts of Missouri, Kentucky, Ohio, as well as parts of Nebraska, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa.

Cities and towns in the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic and Southeast have already endured temperatures in the high 90s and above 100 degrees since, in some cases, the middle of last week. It's all part of a system tied to the breaking or tying of more than 2,238 hot weather records nationwide between June 25 and July 1, according to the National Climatic Data Center.

All this comes as about 1.8 million people scattered from the District of Columbia through 11 states, from Indiana to Delaware, had no electricity Monday night.


Filed under: U.S. • Weather
soundoff (11 Responses)
  1. Mary

    What are you doing up so early?

    July 3, 2012 at 6:05 am | Report abuse |
  2. Mary

    I reckon Cnn won't be keeping the trolls at bay during the 4th. Can't wait till the is done! Woo Hoo....

    July 3, 2012 at 6:13 am | Report abuse |
  3. Mary

    Uh, Cnn My posts don't make sense, Please Put TLB's comments back please.

    July 3, 2012 at 6:16 am | Report abuse |
  4. Mary

    Ok, I'm chalking that early birdy up to a Jacker of Thema Lou...
    Off to work, have a lovely day all
    Life goes on, right?
    Yes, only with dead space

    July 3, 2012 at 6:29 am | Report abuse |
  5. banasy©

    Hi, Mary.
    You were talking to the jacker of TLB...
    The real TLB says hello! 😉

    July 3, 2012 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
  6. bobcat (in a hat)©

    The worst place to have a heart attack is during a gama of cherades. ...Especially if the people you are playing with, are really bad guessers.

    July 3, 2012 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  7. bobcat (in a hat)©


    Birdie, birdie in the sky
    Dropped some white stuff in my eye,
    Im a big girl I wont cry,
    Im just glad that cows dont fly.

    July 3, 2012 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  8. banasy©

    If that birdie did that in this heat, what are the chances of it still being liquid when it hits the eye?
    And there's enough bs flying around here already, doncha know...

    It is insufferable outside today...

    July 3, 2012 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      @ banasy©

      This weather has truly been unbearable. We have a slight reprieve going on right now. A pretty strong thunder storm moving through at the moment. It dropped the temp significantly, but the sun is about to reappear and then the steamhouse begins. Watcha gonna do ?

      July 3, 2012 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
  9. bobcat (in a hat)©


    “Why, it’s so hot…
    Not only can you fry an egg on the sidewalk, but you can toast the English muffin, too
    Your Odor Eaters have sent up a white flag
    The greyhound, on the side of the bus, is carrying a bottle of Gatorade
    At the beach, you can get sunburned underwater
    The onion rings you have under your arm aren’t from Burger King
    Fire ants are carrying personal fans
    Your GPS keeps directing you to drive to Canada
    A-Rod has dropped his crush on Madonna and started dating the Good Humor man
    The hardware store is selling thermometers with readings of Fahrenheit, Celsius and Holy Crap!”

    July 3, 2012 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Angela

    cute, but yeah it is important to eat often, I eat 5-6 times a day, eslpicaely for the energy, and it keeps your matabolizm up, I eat between 2-3 hours in the day. and it's usually the same thing everyday, I just snack in between my main meals, breakfast, lunch, etc

    August 9, 2012 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |