A massive heat wave will be sweeping the U.S. from coast to coast this week. So, grab your shorts and sunscreen before walking out the door.
Most of the country is likely to hit the low 80s, while a lot of the Midwest will see 100 degrees or higher. Arizona and the border of California will be the worst-hit areas, which could hit 116 degrees on Friday. South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas and Texas will be at the center of the heat wave, experiencing 98 degrees and higher.
Thursday is said to be the worst day for the Midwest and Western states. This week most states will be about 75 percent warmer than usual. The Pacific Northwest will be the only area to go untouched (count yourself lucky if you live there and hate warm weather).
Unfortunately, the heat wave could continue even after this week. According to The National Weather Service’s Climate Prediction Center, we may also see some warm temperatures next week.