- Up to 200 million people could be hit from central US states to the East Coast.
- At least six deaths were attributed to the victims Excessive heat: 4 people died in Maryland, one in Arizona and one in Arkansas.
- Several events have been canceled in New York City, including the OZY Fest and the NYC Triathlon.
A dangerous and deadly heat wave is nearly over half of Americans will roast this weekend at record-breaking temperatures, with heat-warnings or warnings from the Midwest to much of the East Coast. The heatwave is already blamed for at least six deaths.
Temperatures are expected to be between the mid-90s and three digits, with the heat index as hot as 1
Police ask residents to stop crime until the heat wave is over
Police in Braintree, Massachusetts, are calling on residents to "stop" all criminal activity until the extreme heat is over.
"People, it's the Extreme Heat That Made Us The Department wrote in a Facebook post that anyone thinking of criminal activity should hold back until Monday." It's just as hot as footballs out there. Operating criminals in this extreme heat is a next-level follower and also very dangerous. "
The high in Braintree is expected to reach 95 degrees, with a true 106 degree feeling.
" Stay at home, blow up the air conditioning, do the third season of & # 39; Stranger Things & # 39 ;, play with the facial app and practice karate in your basement. We'll all meet again on Monday when it's cooler. "
" Heat Emergency Plan "activated in DC
Washington, DC, has one in common with dozens of cities Weather emergency announced ahead of record weekend temperatures  Dr. Christopher Rodriguez, the district director of the Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency, said officials were monitoring the dangerous temperatures from an operations center.
"This will be one The worst heat events we have had in recent years, "said Rodriguez.
While cities in the Midwest like Milwaukee and Chicago will be affected, the East Coast is expected to bear the brunt of it between the mid-90s and in the three-digit range, with the Heat index causes a feeling of 100 to 115 degrees.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration warned that the heat could be a silent killer. Doctors warn against paying attention to signs of heat illness. Symptoms can be headache, muscle spasms and nausea. Another sign is a lack of sweating.
– Natalie Brand reports from Washington.
Hospital shows threat from children in hot cars.
A child has already died this year after being left in hot cars – a risk that increases with rising temperature. Chicago's Lurie Children's Hospital has shown how hot a car can become. The temperature rose from 96 to 124 degrees in half an hour.
Particularly dangerous for outdoor workers is the rapid heat. To keep Chicago cool, hundreds of green lanes of materials have been built in the city that absorb less heat than black asphalt. New York City also has a program that paints roofs white to reflect the sun.
– Adriana Diaz
Boston is expected to reach 100 degrees
Hot temperatures extended north to New England, where temperatures are expected to reach 100 degrees in Boston. According to CBS Boston, the city had only 25 times more than 100 in the nearly 150 years it was recorded in Boston.
The record high of July 20 is 99 degrees.
National Weather Service issued an "Overheat Warning" on Saturday for most of southern New England, where heat indices near 110 are expected. Nantucket was the only area that was not under the warning.
More Three-Digit Heat Indices Toward  A new study by the Union of Concerned Scientists revealed that the number of days that the heat index reaches 105 will triple by 2050. At the beginning of the next century, Boston could have as many extreme heat days as Columbia in South Carolina.
While heat waves become more frequent and extreme as a result of climate change, one can not say whether this particular heatwave is the result of climate change.
– Jeff Berardelli reports from New York.
OZY Fest canceled in NYC
The Central Park Festival OZY festival was canceled due to the heatwave, New York officials said Friday.
"In the case of OZY Fest we have in our contract either Either Rain Events or Extreme Heat Events We have the right to cancel if the Heat Index exceeds 105 [degrees]," said Mitchell J. Silver, NYC Park Commissioner in a statement on Friday. "We decided for both days that this would be the case when we received updated information.
The festival promoted John Legend, Trevor Noah, Miguel, Tove Lo, Alex Rodriguez, Megan Rapinoe, Rachael Ray and Padma Lakshmi. Spike Lee and 2020 Democratic hopeful Beto O'Rourke as guests.
Ex-NFL player dies of heat stroke
New York Giants' former offensive lineman Mitch Petrus died of heat stroke in Arkansas. He was 32 years old.
According to Gerone Hobbs, coroner in Pulaski County, Peter died Thursday night at a hospital in North Little Rock. He says Peter worked all day out in his family business and his cause of death was a heat stroke.
Peter was a member of the University of Arkansas, who played alongside the Razorback greats Darren McFadden and Felix Jones, and later earned All-Southeastern Conference honors. He was drafted by the Giants in the fifth round in 2010 and had a three-year NFL career, winning a Super Bowl with New York in his second season.
NYC beaches and pools remain open until late.
The mayor of New York, Bill de Blasio, announced that the city's beaches and pools will remain open later than usual. Olympic pools and mid-sized outdoor pools are open from 11:00 to 20:00. The beaches are open from 10:00 to 19:00.
According to the mayor's decree, all office buildings that are 100 feet and above must set their thermostats to 78 degrees to save energy by Sunday night. At a press conference on Friday de Blasio said this was the first time.
The city's cooling centers are open from 8:00 pm to 5:00 pm. and in some cases there will be extended hours, said de Blasio.
The New York City Public Library announced it will open five additional stores in Bronx, Manhattan and Staten Island on Sunday, July 21st.
] Biscuit baked in car in Nebraska
The National Weather Service in Omaha, Nebraska, baked cookies in a parked car, using only the heat of the sun. The agency put four biscuits on a baking tray and then left them standing in the sun on the dashboard of a parked car to begin the experiment.
Over the next eight hours, the weather service shared updates with the cookies.
After about 45 minutes the biscuits began to rise, and after one hour the pan temperature reached 175 degrees. "This is a good time to remind everyone that your car is actually getting deadly hot," tweeted the agency . On average, 38 children die in hot cars a year. Do not be statistics! "
At the five-hour mark the agency reported the top of the biscuits were baked, and even the temperature in the shady part of the car had reached 144 degrees.
" And after nearly 8 hours in the sun, the outside of the biscuit is actually edible, "wrote the agency in its latest update ." The center is still rather doughy. The maximum temperature in the pan was 185! "
– Sophie Lewis