Heat Wave Continues Across Much of US; Hottest Day Yet to Come


0  Updated at 6:29 am, July 17th, 2013 By: ABC Digital
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Burke/Triolo Productions/Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The heat wave plaguing much of the U.S. will continue on Wednesday, with the hottest day yet to come for the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic region.

Eighteen states — spanning from Minnesota to New Jersey and all the way up to New Hampshire — are under heat advisories and warnings on Wednesday.  Temperatures are forecast to hit a high of 96 in Washington, D.C.; 94 in Burlington, Vt., and New York City; 92 in Detroit; and 91 in Chicago.

While the added humidity will make it feel like it’s 100 to 105 degrees out on Wednesday, the worst is yet to come — especially for the Northeast.  The highest humidity is forecast Friday on the East Coast, where some areas could see the Heat Index near 115 degrees.

Relief isn’t expected until Saturday when the heat wave ends on the East Coast. The Midwest will see a break in the hot temperatures on Friday.

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