The city is opening about 500 air-conditioned "cooling centers" in public facilities.
Sprawling heat from Kansas to the East Coast and SC north to ME was expected to begin a slow boil on Friday and intensify on Saturday and Sunday, said meteorologist David Roth of the National Weather Service's Weather Prediction Center. Even if an actual record isn't broken, it will still be quite a miserable weekend.
A massive heatwave that has enveloped the US Midwest pushed into the Northeast yesterday, ushering in temperatures that could top 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38C) in Washington, DC, and leading utilities to take steps to prevent power cuts.
The excessive heat experienced by the people of Boston, new York, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington.
Many Excessive Heat Warnings have been lifted early, however, most of Central Indiana is still under on until Sunday at 8 P.M. It was expected to intensify Saturday and Sunday. He ordered building owners to set thermostats to 78 degrees in order to conserve energy for the weekend.
This week's high temperatures prompted cities across the USA to open cooling centers, issue safety instructions to residents and cancel many outdoor events. New York City's Central Park also tied a record low on Saturday morning, as the temperature failed to drop below 82 degrees, with an overnight minimum heat index of 87.
"The health and safety of our horses and jockeys is our highest priority", said Maryland Jockey Club President and General Manager Sal Sinatra.
The NWS warns of this "dangerously hot weather", and predicts that air temperatures in Washington D.C., for example, are forecasted to feel like 110 degrees Fahrenheit this Saturday. Because of the fires that occurred on two electric substation without light there are 13 thousand customers. Cooling centers and public parks are observing extended hours.
Similar measures were being taken in Detroit and other cities.
Residents are advised to drink a lot of water, eat small and frequent meals, avoid strenuous activity and say out of the sun.
The World Meteorological Association said 2019 is on track to be one of the hottest years on record, and that heatwaves like the one now scorching Europe are projected to happen more frequently. But we are unlikely to beat any records Saturday, either.
"Folks. Due to the extreme heat, we are asking anyone thinking of doing criminal activity to hold off until Monday", the department's Facebook post read.
"Climate projections indicate that if greenhouse gas emissions continue on their current pathway, by the year 2100 three out of four people on Earth could be subject to at least 20 days per year of potentially deadly heat and humidity levels", the report says. Heat exhaustion and heat stroke are serious medical issues and both can he brought on by the extreme temperatures.
Climate change attribution studies, which are the equivalent of global warming CSI investigations that seek to identify the role that warming played, if any, in an extreme event, have shown that global warming has often increased the chances for exceptional heat events.