Heatwave Alerts Issued for Over 100 Million Americans In the Coming Days

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A July 12 bulletin from the National Weather Service (NWS) warned of excessive heat advisories for more than 100 million Americans across the south and southwest as temperatures are expected to soar further in the coming days.  The heatwave alerts include areas stretching from Florida to California, encompassing almost all of southern Nevada, western Arizona, Texas, and Oklahoma.  Over the weekend multiple locations across the west could see record-breaking temperatures, while locations further east in the Plains, Lower Mississippi Valley, and southeast may reach the upper 90s and low 100s, but high humidity levels could make it feel as hot as 115 degrees.  In contrast, the northeastern U.S. has been hit with severe rain and heavy flooding recently. Last week eastern New York state to Boston and western Maine were placed under flood watches and warnings, affecting more than 13 million Americans.