More than 82 million Americans from California to New Hampshire are on alert for extreme heat Friday as the nation's deadly, unwavering heat wave pushes on.
In the Northeast, heat advisories have been issued from Delaware to New Hampshire -- and the heat is expected to intensify this weekend.
New Yorkers are asked to use less energy during hot weather to protect the power grid. Turn your A/C to 78 degrees and unplug appliances like TVs and computers. Drinking water and taking cool showers will keep you cool, too. These steps will keep the power on for everyone! pic.twitter.com/5dUhxRiitA
— City of New York (@nycgov) July 21, 2022
Record-high temperatures are forecast for Sunday from Philadelphia to New York City to Boston.
New York City's Triathlon and Duathlon is shortening the run and bike portions of Sunday's race due to the dangerous heat.
Philadelphia has enacted a heat health emergency.
— Jim #VaxUpPhilly Kenney (@PhillyMayor) July 21, 2022
In Boston, a heat emergency has been extended through Sunday. The city said cooling centers will be open and more than 50 splash pads are available.
The heat wave is also persisting in the South and the West.
Hard-hit Texas reached record highs in Austin (105 degrees) and San Antonio (102 degrees) on Thursday.
Dallas County reported its first heat-related death of the year on Thursday. The county's Department of Health and Human Services said the victim was a 66-year-old Dallas woman with underlying health conditions.
Record highs are possible on Friday in Memphis, where the record stands at 103 degrees, and Phoenix, where the record is 116 degrees.
Click here for tips to keep yourself safe in the heat.
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