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Eastern U.S. braces for extreme, long-lasting heat wave: How hot it will get

An exceptional heat wave is about to build into the Midwest, the Northeast and the Mid-Atlantic, with widespread record high temperatures occurring over multiple days. Triple-digit heat index values will stretch from the Gulf Coast to Nova Scotia, representing a combination of dangerous heat and stifling humidity that will be hazardous for vulnerable groups.

The National Weather Service is predicting a "prolonged period of dangerously hot conditions" with "intense heat and high humidity."

"Heat related illnesses increase significantly during extreme heat and high humidity events," the agency wrote, "particularly for those working or participating in outdoor activities."


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