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Heat wave brings a new round of dangerous temperatures for millions in the US this week

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  • A heat wave brings a new round of dangerous temperatures for millions in the United States this week.
  • Atlanta, Memphis and New Orleans will see temperatures near 100 degrees.
  • Authorities also issued heat alerts in the northeastern part of the country.

Severe weather continues hammering the United States as a new heat wave is expected to bring extreme and dangerous temperatures that could reach triple digits in the southeastern part of the country this week, according to ABCNews.

Millions of Americans will face dangerous heat in the Southeast and the Plains with temperatures 10 to 20 degrees above average with humid conditions, the National Weather Service (NWS) reported.

Heat alerts issued in the Northeast

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But the South won’t be the only area affected as heat advisories went into effect in the upper Midwest on Sunday after seeing some relief over the weekend. On Sunday, June 19, temperatures in the plains exceeded 100 degrees.

Likewise, temperatures in Fargo, North Dakota, reached 102 degrees on Sunday, while North Platte, Nebraska, reached 100 degrees. «Cities located in the Midwest of the country could reach their historical highs on Monday afternoon,» reported ABC News.

Heat kills more people each year in the US

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Forecasters warned that high temperatures could be dangerous or deadly for some people, and advised residents to stay hydrated, stay indoors if possible and take precautions if they must be outside. To drive home the point, the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office tweeted on Wednesday, June 15, that it was investigating the deaths of an 89-year-old man and a 39-year-old woman for «likely» heat connections.

«There are a lot of vulnerable populations exposed to this heat,» said Marshall Shepherd, a professor of meteorology at the University of Georgia. “I am particularly concerned about the elevated night temperature. That’s what kills people if they’re not properly prepared or don’t have the proper resources. Hurricanes make headlines, but heat kills more people each year in the US.”

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