Heat wave, drought showing no signs of slowing down

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Experts say the heat wave gripping most of the United States bringing triple-digit temperatures to many regions is not expected to go away anytime soon.

Excessive heat warnings will continue Monday in most of the Midwest, regions out west and in the Philadelphia area, where 50,000 are expected for the start of this week’s Democratic National Convention.

A dome of high pressure has been trapping hot air, adding to hot and humid conditions in some part of the country, drought in the Northeast and continuing to fuel wildfires in California.

One state climatologist says relief is not expected for several days, maybe even weeks. Even for the warmest time of the year, temperatures are higher than normal in most of the country.

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