Summer swelter: Persistent heat wave breaks records, spirits

Heat Wave Breaks Records
Heat wave of extreme sun and sky background.

A heat wave that’s already lasted more than a week keeps on baking the US, Asia and even the Arctic.

At least nine US states Thursday hit 100 degrees, that’s after 12 did that on Wednesday. Records keep falling. A city in the Russian Arctic hit nearly 90 degrees. This early summer heat wave looks and feels more like August. Scientists say it has all the hallmarks of climate change. In Macon, Georgia, the temperature ramped from 64 to 105 degrees on Wednesday and then hit 104, a further record, on Thursday.

Vivian and Atlanta will also experience some heat this week

Here’s a look at forecasts for Vivian, LA, and Atlanta, TX for the week:

For Vivian:

  • Friday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Sunny and hot, with a high near 98. Heat index values as high as 106. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.
  • Friday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 10pm. Mostly clear, with a low around 74. Southeast wind around 5 mph.
  • Saturday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 99. Heat index values as high as 104. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph.
  • Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 74. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm.
  • Sunday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 98. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming north in the afternoon.
  • Sunday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 72.
  • Monday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 87.
  • Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 67.
  • Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 88.
  • Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 68.
  • Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 92.
  • Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 71.
  • Thursday: Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 95.

For Atlanta:

  • Friday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Sunny and hot, with a high near 99. Heat index values as high as 108. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon.
  • Friday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 10pm. Mostly clear, with a low around 75. East wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
  • Saturday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 100. Heat index values as high as 106. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph.
  • Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 74. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm.
  • Sunday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 97. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming north in the afternoon.
  • Sunday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 72.
  • Monday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 86.
  • Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 67.
  • Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 88.
  • Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 67.
  • Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 91.
  • Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 71.
  • Thursday: Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 95.

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