The heat wave has dominated the West this week, but it makes its long-awaited arrival in the Northeast today. The hottest temperatures of the year are expected.
Saturday will be the first 90-degree day of 2021 for Central Park in New York City. The nation’s capital will reach the low 90s on Saturday and Sunday, too, and Boston could see a string of highs in the mid-90s through late next week.
Meanwhile, the Midwest and Plains continue to see temperatures approach the century mark.
The Twin Cities’ National Weather Service office has issued a heat advisory for the area until 9 p.m. local time as a result.
This is simply more of what the West has been dealing with all week.
More than 160 additional heat records are in jeopardy from West Coast to East Coast until this heat wave ends next week.
Areas in the Northwest will get a reprieve from the heat as a late season cold front moves through the region this weekend, but the rest of the US will have to endure the excessive heat through Wednesday.
Summer officially begins on June 20.