High temperatures across the country ahead of July 4th

ABC News' Ginger Zee looks at the latest forecast ahead of Independence Day and tracks the latest weather throughout the U.S.
1:16 | 07/03/19

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We begin with the holiday scorcher as the travel rush gets under way. Today's heat index forecast. Blistering temperatures for millions. Ginger is at rockaway beach here in New York starting us off with the latest. Good morning, ginger. Hey, good morning to you, robin. Did you want to start at the beach? Yeah. As so many people are going to be doing, it's quiet but here down through Florida and across our nation these beaches will be packed and probably the only place you'll be comfortable. Look at some of the numbers. The heat advisories are on from Wilmington down to ft. Myers and will feel like 106 in Jacksonville, Florida. 94 for Nashville and then that high kind of retrogrades or backs up and the heat, the core settles in for the southeast, 100 the feels like on the fourth of July in Washington, D.C. Now, this is also going to come with some storms and they've been dropping a lot of rain. That's Lagrange, Illinois. Look at this. Strong storm, some of them obviously with lightning and that heavy rain could produce more than 3 inches so going through your holiday watch for not just the heat and exposure to heat. We're already feeling like the upper 70s to near 08 right now but the lightning and thunderstorms, Cecilia. Good reminders, thanks. As millions from the

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