More than a dozen record highs being challenged Friday as heat moves east
Saturday looks to be another record day of heat in parts of US
The record heat that has been moving across the country this week is settling across the eastern U.S. for the next couple of days.
More than a dozen record high temperatures from Texas to Pennsylvania are being challenged on Friday.
In Houston, the record high of 92 degrees was set just two years ago. A forecast high in the low 90s will give that statistic a run for its money. However, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, the record high of 84 degrees has stood for 124 years. Friday’s forecast high for Harrisburg is just one degree shy of that record.
The unseasonably warm weather continues Saturday, with record highs being challenged from Florida to Massachusetts.
A high of 92 degrees is forecast Saturday in Leesburg, Florida. That would tie the record high for the day that was set just three years ago. In New Bern, North Carolina, the record high of 86 degrees has stood since 1975. Saturday’s forecast high for New Bern is 85 degrees.
The heat will break by the weekend with a major pattern shift coming. You can read more about that forecast here.