Climatic extremes in the USA - frost, drought, temperature up to 45 degrees

After major flooding in Florida, that state and many others are bracing for an intense heat wave. Clouds of tropical moisture will reach the central Gulf Coast over the next few days, with heavy rain expected to begin Monday morning, according to the National Weather Service.

Forecasters said the threat of heavy rainfall in Florida was diminishing, but further rainfall could cause localized flooding. Some areas between Miami and Fort Lauderdale have been under water in recent days due to heavy rains.

Forecasters say flash flooding is possible between eastern Nebraska and northern Wisconsin tonight, as well as severe thunderstorms across parts of eastern Montana into North and South Dakota.

The storm that occurred coincided with the start of the hurricane season, which is predicted to be among the most active this year, based on the assumption that climate change is increasing the intensity of storms. With flooding receding in Florida, temperatures rose across much of the southern United States today.

In Atlanta, where temperatures of around 38 degrees Celsius are forecast for today and Sunday, city officials have opened a cooling center to ease weather woes for locals.

In the west Texas city of El Paso, the high temperature was expected to approach 40,6 degrees Celsius today, and the National Weather Service issued a hot weather warning until Monday morning for the region. The city has opened five cooling centers that will operate daily until further notice.

The National Weather Service said temperatures in Phoenix, where an excessive heat warning was in effect, will reach 45 degrees this afternoon. Temperatures in the Mid-Atlantic region and New England are likely to peak next week. The United States saw the most heat waves last year, and in the South and Southwest, last year was the worst on record, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Next week's heat wave will intensify Sunday in central parts of the country before spreading east, the National Weather Service said, with extreme heat likely to break daily records in some areas. The heat wave in several places could last the whole week and until next weekend, according to the announcement.


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