15 states remain under heat advisories
Many of America's big cities and states are under heat advisories and severe weather is headed towards the Midwest and New England areas.Photo: Video by ktnv.com
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Fifteen states are under heat advisories and blistering temperatures will be felt in many of America's big cities again today.
The sizzling summer heat is definitely taking a toll across the country.
Eighty percent of the country is unusually dry. This year's drought, already the largest natural disaster in U.S. history, keeps spreading and heat records keep falling.
The mercury top 100 degrees in Chicago yesterday.
A transformer overheated leaving people in a 29-story building to struggle with no air conditioning, and only one working elevator.
The first half of the the summer of 2012 is already one for the record books.
It seems that the only relief from heat waves come from powerful cold fronts that trigger violent storms.
Forecasters are warning people from the Midwest to New England that more rough weather is on the way.