Scorching heat has people sweating on both coasts

Scorching heat has people sweating on both coasts

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If the recent dry and hot weather wasn’t problem enough, another heat wave is on the way for the West Coast from Los Angeles to Seattle to start the work week.

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There are also 68 large, uncontained wildfires burning in the U.S., with 18 in California and 17 in Oregon and Washington combined.

Numerous heat warnings and watches have been posted from Arizona to Washington.

PHOTO: Numerous Heat Warnings and Watches have been posted in areas between Arizona and Washington.ABC
Numerous Heat Warnings and Watches have been posted in areas between Arizona and Washington.

If you think this is hot, the numbers for the week ahead are no better.

PHOTO: Another heat wave is on the way for the parts of the West Coast.ABC
Another heat wave is on the way for the parts of the West Coast.

It’s not hot only in the West, but also in the East. The heat index forecast for today in the East will be between 95 and 100 degrees from Washington, D.C. to Boston — and even into Maine.

Another scorcher is forecast for tomorrow in the East and then some relief from the heat is expected by the middle to end of the week.

PHOTO: Temperatures could reach between 95 and 100 degrees in parts of the East Coast on Monday. ABC
Temperatures could reach between 95 and 100 degrees in parts of the East Coast on Monday.

Severe weather in Midwest

We are watching for severe weather today from Denver to Chicago and Detroit.

The biggest threat will be damaging winds, hail and a few tornadoes. Some heavy rain and flash flooding are also possible.

PHOTO: Severe weather warnings are in place for parts of the Midwest. ABC
Severe weather warnings are in place for parts of the Midwest.

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