The National Weather Service (NWS) warned of excessive heat from the central Mississippi Plains to the Gulf Coast, which would have temperatures above 100 °C.
On the other hand, the Weather Channel assured that there would be high temperatures above 100ºF in Arizona, Dallas, Phoenix, Louisiana, Texas, and Oklahoma.
The beginning of August will bring excessive heat across the Southern U.S. and an area of interior Alaska; and heavy rain to portions of the Central U.S. https://t.co/OCwGbAQE9w
— National Weather Service (@NWS) July 31, 2023
“We will have an extremely hot week with the possibility of numerous records,” said Domenica Davis, the channel’s meteorologist.
Phoenix had temperatures above 110º F for the entire month of July, surpassing the record set in 1974.
Meteorologists, however, say that the city could be cooler overnight Tuesday when the rain arrives, dropping the temperature to 104 °F.
In the case of Las Vegas, excessive heat is not the only problem, and smoke from wildfires in the Mojave National Preserve has caused several problems.
The Clark County Fire Department in Nevada set up a command post near the state border to contain fire.
While the management of the San Antonio Zoo in South Texas announced that it would extend, until August 13, their free soft drink program for visitors.
“Those looking for a refreshing adventure can embark on our ‘Continental Cocktail Stroll,’ which offers cocktails inspired by delicious flavors from around the world from Asia to South America, Africa, Australia and North America,” the park said.
With information from EFE