Temperatures around the U.S. are expected to climb to mid-80s in the Northeast, and 90s in the South, breaking records on Tuesday, NBC News reported. Forty-four cities experienced record-breaking temperatures Monday, with Dodge City, Kansas reaching 100 degrees.
The heat wave is expected to hit the eastern part of the nation through Wednesday, with a strong cold front following.
“[Tuesday and Wednesday] should be the highest numbers,” Weather Channel meteorologist Kevin Roth said. “I would expect some 50 records or more set each day.”
Roth said that Washington D.C., Philadelphia and New York could see the unseasonably warm weather bring temperatures into the mid-80’s.