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Dangerous Heat Wave Continues This Holiday Week

COCOA BEACH, Florida — As the record heat wave affecting the central U.S. continues, NOAA says that the heat will begin to expand eastward over the next few days, with high temperatures and humidity levels combining to create dangerous heat index values in the triple digits.  A cold front moving across the Great Lakes should provide some relief for the Upper Midwest by week’s end.

Heat an humidity will continue to be the story across the central and southern states as a resilient upper ridge expands over much of the continental U.S.   

A huge area of excessive heat warnings and heat advisories have been issued across the midwest where the combination of high temperatures and dew points will bring heat index values into triple digits and make for extremely dangerous conditions.

As the ridge expands eastward over the next few days, NOAA says that most much of the eastern third of the U.S. will see a resurgence of the record-breaking experienced this past weekend.  

In addition to the heat, scattered afternoon convection is expected across a moist and unstable air mass in place from the Gulf Coast to the Tennessee Valley.

Fortunately, a cold front slowly pushing through the Great Lakes on Thursday and Friday should drop far enough southeastward to provide portions of the upper Midwest some relief from teh extreme heat by the end of the weekend. 

Locally, thousands of vacationers pictured above flocked to the beach on Florida’s Space Coast this Fourth of July weekend to beat the Florida heat that feels like 100 degrees when humidity and lack of wind are factored into the 90 degree temperatures.

Th State of Florida will continue to see temperatures in the high 80’s to low 90’s through the the last half of the 4th of July holiday weed according to the local National Weather Service in Melbourne, Florida.  However, Florida is not under an excessive heat warning like the many parts of the U.S.

Parts of the Midwestern states of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Michigan, and Illinois are under and excessive heat warning issued by the National Weather Service.   Parts of the U.S. Northeast, Central Atlantic Seaboard, and Mountain states are also under an excessive heat warning.

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