Jul 18, 2016

Heat dome to scorch much of U.S. with dangerous heat and humidity

Minneapolis, MN
USA
by
Andrew Freedman
,
Mashable
Computer model projection of high temperatures on Thursday, July 21, 2016. Image: WeatherBell Analytics
Computer model projection of high temperatures on Thursday, July 21, 2016. Image: WeatherBell Analytics

A well-advertised, intense and long-lasting heat wave is gearing up across the middle of the U.S. on Monday, and is not forecast to ebb until at least a week from now. 

Although the heat may not topple many records, the combination of temperatures running between 15 and 25 degrees Fahrenheit above normal along with high humidity will make this heat event a particularly dangerous one for public health