Most Americans experiencing holiday weekend scorcher

A heat index above 90 degrees has been felt from coast to coast.
0:55 | 07/04/20

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Next, a fourth of July scorcher for most of the country. A brush fire burning across 100 acres in California's San Bernardino mountains. Mandatory evacuations in place for a time. All weekend, the heat index above 90 degrees nearly coast to coast. Meteorologist Jeff Smith from our New York City station WABC is tracking it all and Jeff, this weekend's heat is just the beginning. Reporter: Yeah, whit, this hot weather going to be continuing for the foreseeable and the hot weather also sparking some thunderstorms, to be expected this time of the year. Severe weather threats over parts of the south and the high plains. And look at tomorrow's heat index values across much of the eastern half of the country. In the 90s. In fact, for the next several days, from coast to coast, places like Denver, Chicago, philly, heat indices well into the 90s. And as we head deeper into the week, not only will the heat stick around, in some parts of the country, it will even intensify. Whit? We'll brace for that. Jeff, thank you.

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