The Northeast side of the United States will be roasted by a major heat wave in the upcoming days. According to Reuters, the inhabitants of the region have already started to experience the effects of the scorching temperatures.
The cities in the North and the East region of the United States were blanketed by a powerful wave of heat on Wednesday. Hot air and high temperatures will continue to pester Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Maryland in the following days, as well. Susan Buchanan, the spokesperson of the National Weather Service announced that the temperature will not go below 90 degrees in this region.
The situation could be a lot worse according to the agency. Some states across the mid-Atlantic could even face temperatures of 105 degrees. As a consequence, the National Weather Service issued numerous warnings advising people to protect themselves against the powerful heat wave. Heat indices which have been calculated by taking into account temperature and relative humidity indicate that inhabitants in the Northeastern region of the United States will not feel very comfortable in the following days.
The most affected states could be New York and New Jersey where temperatures are expected to go beyond 95 degrees. Despite this, meteorologist Rick Watling claims the temperatures are not highly abnormal for the current period. In fact, he recalls that heat advisories and warnings are specific for this time of the year.
Authorities have come up with multiple solutions to help citizens in the Northeast cool off during the torrid days. They have set up cooling centers on the main streets of the cities where residents can shelter themselves during the heat. The majority of these places have been prepared in senior centers which will be open to the public. This way, people will be able to enjoy air conditioning if they don’t have one.
The National Weather Service advises residents to wear light colored and loose-fitting clothes during these hot days, as well as to drink plenty of water and stay out of the sun as much as possible. In addition, it is important to check on relatives and neighbors, especially if they are very young or very old.