The United States of America is bracing itself to embrace yet another heatwave that is expected to break all the previous records as the temperatures are expected to surge beyond 100 degrees.
It is expected that about 20% of the population of the US will be exposed to the heatwave in the following week and the temperature is expected to cross the benchmark of 100 Fahrenheit in parts of America.
The National Weather Service has warned that approximately 60 million citizens of the United States of America will get affected by the soaring temperatures.
The Weather Prediction Center released a statement on Monday stating that “dangerous heat will continue to impact much of the central and parts of southwestern US today.”
The news of the heatwave came just a day after New York was badly affected by powerful ferocious thunderstorms which resulted in urban flooding on subways and roads.
The Bronx, Manhattan, and the nearby areas were given a flash-flood warning to be monitored till the next day.
The residents of New York were asked to stay out and don’t go near them
basements as the torrential rains seem to have a repetitive behavior like last year when Hurricane Ida flashed across the country resulting in deaths and displacements of dozens of people.
The National Weather Service has released a warning for the residents of Oklahoma and Texas as it is expected that extreme temperatures will be witnessed and the temperature might reach 113F in some areas.
‘Heat is typically the leading cause of weather-related fatalities each year. Heat waves can cover a large area, exposing many people to a dangerous combination of heat and humidity,’ the warning stated.
It is expected that South Dakota would also witness temperatures soaring into three digits. The state might witness a record-breaking of 1934 when 104 degrees was recorded. It is expected that the temperature will surge to a whopping 109 in different parts of Dakota.
As the temperatures continue to soar, it is expected that they will bring along massive thunderstorms, especially in the areas of the great lakes and the upper Midwest. Thunderstorms will be accompanied by damaging howling winds and hailstorms. The climatic change is due to global warming which might result in severe drought-like conditions in many parts of America as the National Weather System warns the country to brace themselves for continuation of heatwave spells to occur more frequently than in the past.