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We see a break in the heat Tuesday, with highs only near 80.

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Boston hit 97 and 98 degrees and had its longest uninterrupted stretch at 80 degrees or higher.

Record-high temperatures are expected in France, the United Kingdom and possibly as far north as Scandinavia.

Doppler radar caught invisible, damaging currents of air in the act.

The game will be made up as part of a split doubleheader on July 24.

A flash flood watch is in effect late this afternoon and tonight.

A flash flood watch has been issued for Monday afternoon and night.

Scorching heat and suffocating humidity stick around today, before finally easing just a bit tomorrow. Both days could turn stormy late.

  • Rick Grow
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It felt like 105 to 115 with the humidity today — and will again tomorrow.

  • Greg Porter
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Heat indexes are between 105 and 115 as temperatures near 100.

Excessive heat warnings are in effect for tens of millions, stretching from the Mississippi River Valley to the U.S.-Canadian border.

The achievement soars in the rarest of air along with the founding of America itself.

  • Bryan Norcross
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If anything, it trends somewhat hotter Saturday and Sunday.

Nighttime temperatures are rising far faster than daytime temperatures.

High temperatures are expected to near 100 degrees and feel like 105 to 115 degrees factoring in the humidity.

A dangerous combination of hot and extraordinarily humid air is blanketing two-thirds of the U.S. The peak of this event is likely to occur on Saturday, but records could fall through the weekend.

The high heat would be rough on its own, but the oppressive humidity makes it so much worse.

  • A. Camden Walker
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A multi-day wildfire in western Greenland is part of a sharp uptick in Arctic blazes, according to scientists, raising concerns about the ramifications of climate change in the Far North.

Today's slightly cooler conditions still meant more 90s. We make a big jump upward to end the work week.

Heat index values are forecast to be near 115 degrees.

Heat advisories and warnings affect 154 million Americans as temperatures are forecast to reach at least 95 degrees for over half the population. The humidity will make it feel even hotter.

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Tue.

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70° /77°
Drop 70%

Wed.

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66° /84°

Thu.

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66° /85°

Fri.

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65° /87°

Sat.

sunny_clear
67° /88°

Sun.

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68° /88°
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31
90-degree days so far
Average Year-To-Date
20
Yearly Average
36
Record Most
67 (1980,2010)
Record Fewest
7 (1886,1905)
Last Year
45

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