A heat dome can stretch over several states and linger for days to weeks, leaving the people, crops and animals below to suffer through stagnant, hot air that can feel like an oven.
Chicago will record high temperatures in the low to mid-90s F on Monday and may challenge triple digits on Tuesday," AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Dan Pydynowski said.
"Through the early week, a majority of the monsoonal moisture in the West will be confined to the Four Corners region," AccuWeather Meteorologist Mary Gilbert said. "Thunderstorms are forecast to fire up across a large swath of New Mexico, as well as portions of Arizona and Colorado through Tuesday."
(Ohio News Connection) People around the country are facing record high June heat this week. Experts cautioned keeping cool is as much about health and safety as it is about comfort.
High temperatures combined with humidity make it difficult for the body's natural cooling system -- sweating -- to work efficiently.
Triple-digit temperatures are expected to make their first appearence of the season for eastern Colorado over the weekend.
The summer heat in Arizona is downright miserable for most people, but for some it can become deadly, as temperatures often reach 110 degrees or above.