More than 100 million Americans are on alert for extreme heat

Some New Yorkers take advantage of the high temperatures to sunbathe in spaces like Central Park.

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WASHINGTON- More than 100 million Americans are on alert this Thursday due to the high temperatures in the country, which according to the national meteorological service has broken 60 daily high records so far this week.

Among the cities that have reached those records are Abilene, in the state of Texas, with 110 °F (43.3 °C), and Salt Lake City, Utah, with 107 °F (41.6 °C).

The Meteorological Forecasting Center specified in a statement that the southwest, east and east of the country are the most affected areaswhile strong storms are expected in the northeast and southeast.

There will be temperatures above normal for the rest of the week, with a significant portion of the population under alert, added that agency, according to which in states like Utah, night temperatures will only drop to 80 ° F (26.7 ° C), which will provide only “relative relief.”

The newspaper The Washington Post highlighted that 48 of the 50 states are under alert for high temperatures.

in phoenix, in the state of Arizona, highs could reach 115 °F (46.1 °C), and there are at least 16 states where triple-digit temperatures are forecast.

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