Summer Heat Building from the Plains into the Northeast
The heat has been building from the Northwest into the High Plains this week and will expand across the Great Lakes into the Northeast this weekend. 80s and 90s were found Thursday in Idaho with a record high in Idaho Falls.
The warmth spread across the mountains with record highs in Wyoming at Yellowstone and Riverton. The mercury touched the 90s eastward into South Dakota yesterday.
It was cooler in the Northeast, but 80s worked into New England. A record high was set in Caribou, Maine.
Record highs are possible today in the Northern and High Plains. The thermometer will soar well into the 90s.
On Saturday, the hot readings will push into the Western Great Lakes. 90s are likely throughout Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, South Dakota, and Nebraska.
Additional record highs may fall on Sunday in the Upper Midwest. 90s will be common from the Great Lakes into the Ohio Valley and even some triple digit heat is possible in the Central Plains.
Warmth will begin to expand into the Northeast to start the work week on Monday. Record highs may occur around New York, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C.
For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels