Record-high temperatures in jeopardy as the East continues to sizzle
Temperatures will be running running 15 to 20 degrees above average for this time of year
More than a dozen record-high temperatures are in jeopardy of being broken on Tuesday as the eastern half of the U.S. continues to sizzle.
Temperatures across the region from the Ohio and Tennessee valleys into the mid-Atlantic, Northeast and New England will be running 15 to 20 degrees above average for this time of year.
And while the heat will continue for the next few days across most areas, New England will begin to see some relief later in the day on Tuesday as a backdoor cold front swings through, dropping temperatures into the 50s and 60s.
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Check out these temperatures across the eastern half of the country on Tuesday.
Millions of Americans from Texas to the Northeast will be sweltering with temperatures into the 90s.
Dallas is expected to reach a high temperature of 95 degrees, while Memphis, Tennessee, and St. Louis will be in the lower 90s.
The heat continues to extend to the northeast, with Detroit and Raleigh, North Carolina, seeing a high temperature of 92 degrees, and Washington seeing temperatures around 94 degrees.
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And while for many people these temperatures seem excessive, they're only running slightly above average across the Southern Plains and into the Mississippi Valley and Southeast.
However, from the Ohio Valley to the mid-Atlantic, Northeast and most of New England, temperatures will be 15 to 20 degrees above average for the final day of May.
In northern New England, the backdoor cold front will begin to swing through from east to west, so temperatures in Maine, as well as northern New Hampshire and Vermont, will be running below average.
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Every marker on the map above shows a location where a record could be broken on Tuesday.
Most could be broken in the mid-Atlantic and Northeast, including Newark, New Jersey, with a high temperature of 97 on Tuesday.
Philadelphia could get to 96 degrees, while Wilmington, Delaware, and Washington could see temperatures into the mid-90s.
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By Wednesday, temperatures will be much cooler in New England and parts of the interior Northeast, but the heat will continue across portions of the mid-Atlantic and stretch back into the Great Lakes, Ohio and Tennessee valleys, Southeast and Southern Plains.
Temperatures in the 90s will be seen from the Lone Star State to Memphis, Atlanta and into the Carolinas. Washington will also see another day in the 90s, with a high temperature of 92 on Wednesday.
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As we get closer to the end of the workweek, cooler temperatures will be moving into the Plains and parts of the Mississippi, Ohio and Tennessee valleys.
Areas along the Gulf Coast, Southeast and mid-Atlantic will be the last areas to be feeling the heat.
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Temperatures are again expected to get into the 90s from the mid-Atlantic into the Carolinas, with Washington getting close with a high temperature of 87 degrees.
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