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Scorching Heat for the East Coast this Weekend

21 May 2022, 7:15 pm

Heat is shifting east, bringing the potential to tie or break records in many locations along the coast this weekend! Every pink dot indicates the opportunity to do so!

Heat alerts have been issued from the Jersey Shore into New England.  Highs will soar into the 90s from North Carolina to New York! Temps won’t stay as hot for as long (cool off early next week), but this Spring heat means business.

Highs will be the warmest for the weekend across the entire East Coast. A cold front that is cruising across the country will keep the northern Great Lakes cooler this weekend and will spillover into New England and the Mid-Atlantic by Monday.

Meanwhile, in the central U.S. the heat is dissipating rather quickly. There is one more day of potential records into Texas before it breaks behind that same cold front! Heat alerts have been issued in Texas as the mercury will soar into the triple digits through Saturday afternoon in southern Texas.

A big cool down is expected into the second half of the weekend, especially for the southern Plains. This is due to a powerful surface cold front and upper level trough that will bring temps at or below average. So, Saturday is the last day that there is a chance for record breaking temperatures across Texas.

Stay with WeatherNation to keep up to date on the temperature forecast, for the latest, tune-in for the Central Regional Forecast always :30 past the hour.

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