A massive heat dome is set to intensify this weekend, expected to roast hundreds of millions of Americans with temperatures in some regions approaching 95-100°F.

A portion of the same weather system, a large area of high pressure, that has been building and broiling the south-central United States much of this week will poke northeastward in the coming days.

Actual temperatures are forecast to rise well into the 90s F from portions of Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York state, Vermont, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, West Virginia, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia.

A few locations over the mid-Atlantic and Ohio Valley can reach or exceed 100 degrees for a couple of hours in the afternoon on Sunday and Monday. – Accuweather 

Meteorologist Ryan Maue tweeted, “the Lower 48 average high temperature will be over 90°F 🌡️ 265 million population 90°+” on Saturday. 

h/t Meteorologist Ryan Maue

The National Weather Service warns heat indices over 100°F will be found in the Midwest through the weekend. 

The National Integrated Drought Information System warns “outside of the Southeast, every region of the USA has some drought.” 

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Here’s Refinitiv weather analyst Ed Whalen’s US weather forecast for the next 1-5 days, 6-10 days, and 11-15 days. The report is specially tailored for natural gas traders. 

While approximately 90% of households have air conditioning, that doesn’t necessarily mean they can afford it this year as a virus-induced recession, coupled with a fiscal cliff is badly pressuring household finances. Some people might have to wait until the second round of Trump checks arrive before they lower their thermostats below 68°F. 


Via Zerohedge