The heatwave in the West, particularly the Northwest is being called a ‘1 in 1000 year event,’ while it will feel like 100 degrees or more in the Northeast, and heavy rain prompts flood alerts from the Southwest to Ohio Valley.
Heat records continue to be shattered across the Northwest. Even Canada set its record temperature of 116 degrees, only 1 degree shy of the hottest temperature on record for Las Vegas, NBC reported. The excessive heat in the Pacific Northwest is causing roads to buckle, the SFGate reported.
The heat also triggered the first rolling blackout for the Pacific Northwest, Bloomberg reported.
Temperatures are expected to stay in the triple-digit range as a heat dome sits over the area pushing highs to 30-40 degrees above average, Zero Hedge reported.
It will feel like triple-digit heat for much of the Northeast on Tuesday, as the National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a heat advisory for much of the region.
Due to the heat index, temperatures could feel like they are between 100 to 110 in Portland, Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, Harrisburg, Washington, D.C., and Lexington, Penn Live reported. Temperatures could feel between 95 to 100 in Albany, Pittsburgh, Columbus and Cleveland.
The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued the following heat alerts for Tuesday:
Excessive heat warning: Washington; southern, central and eastern Oregon; western and northern Idaho; western Nevada; western, North-central and northeastern New Jersey.
Excessive heat watch: central and eastern Montana.
Heat advisory: southwestern Oregon; northern California; north-central Nevada; eastern Idaho; western and north-central Montana; New York; eastern Pennsylvania; New Jersey; Connecticut; Rhode Island; Massachusetts; central and southern Vermont; southern New Hampshire; southwestern Maine.
Thunderstorms will be present throughout most of the US on Tuesday, stretching from California to Maine.
A diagonal path of heavy rain will stretch from the Southwest all the way into the Ohio Valley.
The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued the following flood alerts for Tuesday:
Flood warning: southeast New Mexico; north-central Texas; western and Central Oklahoma; southeastern Kansas; western and northern Missouri.
Flash flood watch: southern New Mexico; extreme Western Texas; southwestern central and north-central Oklahoma; southeastern Kansas; west-central, central and northeastern Missouri; southeastern Iowa; central and northern Illinois; extreme southern Wisconsin; northwestern Indiana.