National Weather Service Predicts Massive Heatwave On Its Way Out

Hot weather is on the way The massive heat wave that sent temperatures across the U.S. soaring into the triple digits is on its way out, according to the...

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Hot weather is on the way

The massive heat wave that sent temperatures across the U.S. soaring into the triple digits is on its way out, according to the National Weather Service. The heatwave affected more than half the American population and hit especially hard in the central and eastern parts of the country.

“For those of you who are ready for some cooling relief, a cold front is on the way! Ahead of that slow moving cold front, though, will be heavy rain that could produce flash flooding, and strong to severe thunderstorms with damaging winds,” the National Weather Service tweeted.

The cold front is very much welcome in places like New York City, Washington, DC, and Raleigh, North Carolina, where the heat index–how hot it feels when humidity and wind are factored into the air temperature–reached between 107 and 110 degrees. Weather experts say the heat is more dangerous to humans than hurricanes and flash floods. At least six deaths were reported over the weekend as a result of the heatwave.

It was so hot over the weekend that the police in Braintree, Massachusetts, jokingly told residents to “hold off on criminal activity” until it cools off.

“Folks. Due to the extreme heat, we are asking anyone thinking of doing criminal activity to hold off until Monday,” the police department wrote on Facebook. “It is straight up hot as soccer balls out there. Conducting criminal activity, in this extreme heat is next level henchmen status, and also very dangerous.”

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