Record-Breaking Heatwave Sweeps Across Southern U.S.
Triple-digit temperatures and soaring heat index levels have led to Excessive Heat Warnings across Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi. Over 29 million people are urged to take precautions against heat-related illnesses, while the power grid braces for record demand.
Texas, Louisiana, and parts of Mississippi are currently facing an unprecedented heatwave, with temperatures hitting the triple digits and "feels-like" temperatures reaching up to 120 degrees in areas. The extreme heat and high humidity have put more than 29 million people under Excessive Heat Warnings, increasing the risk of heat-related illnesses. Officials are urging residents to stay hydrated, limit time outdoors, and use cooling centers. Power demand is expected to reach record highs, and ERCOT has issued a Weather Watch due to the forecasted heat. This heatwave is notable for occurring unusually early in the year.
While the South experiences a heat-wave, our northern neighbors are currently fighting a snow storm, in the middle of June.