While we’re not yet officially in the summer
, Mother Nature is playing by her own rules
. 过度 30 percent of the US population will experience temperatures of 至少 90 度数 or higher this week
“The warm, smothering embrace of a high-amplitude ridge will continue into the long term period,” says Kyle Theim, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service (新创建) office in Atlanta. “Temperatures starting on Monday will run between 10-15 degrees above normal, and border on record maximum temperatures, both for daily highs and lows.”
多于 70 daily heat records may be broken from Sunday through Wednesday, as a high-pressure system dominates the eastern half of the country. Some cities such as Atlanta, 纳什维尔, 巴尔的摩, and Montgomery, Alabama are forecast to have multiple days of record heat.
There will be a brief break for about two days in some mid-Atlantic and Northeast cities.
“A strong cold front pushes through late Sunday night into early Monday morning
, finally giving us a reprieve from the recent summer-like warmth and humidity
,” the NWS office in Boston said
然而, as quickly as the heat retreats, it comes right back again.
Boston goes from the low 90s Sunday, down to 60s and 70s Monday and Tuesday, then right back up to the 90s again on Wednesday. 华盛顿州, 直流电, 费城, and New York will experience a similar temperature roller coaster.
波斯顿, 纽约, 诺克斯维尔, and Lexington, Kentucky typically see their first 90-degree day after June 1. 然而, each of these cities will see those temperatures at least once over the next five days. 华盛顿州, 直流电, is forecast to have multiple days above 90 度数, including Wednesday, which is forecast to hit 97. Their first average 95 or higher degree day doesn’t usually arrive until June 21.