After searing heat suffocated large swaths of the US this weekend, the next few days are expected to bring more moderate temperatures to areas of the Northeast, while scorching weather in the Pacific Northwest will intensify.
Oppressive heat broke daily high temperature records Sunday in several northeastern cities — prompting local officials to declare heat emergencies.
Newark Liberty International Airport hit a high of 102 degrees Fahrenheit, beating the previous record for July 24 set in 2010 of 99 degrees. In Boston, temperatures reached 100 degrees, topping the previous record of 98 degrees, which was set in 1933.
Providence, Rhode Island, hit 98 degrees, similarly besting a record of 94 set in 1933. And Philadelphia hit 99 degrees, just topping its record set in 2011 of 98 degrees.