Country Sees Signs of Relief From Record-Breaking Heat Wave

As heat moves out, new threat of severe storms move in throughout the week.
2:11 | 07/20/13

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Clayton, our thanks to you tonight. Now, to another developing story tonight. The big break in the heat. The heat clashes with the next system trying to push it out. Tonight, here, also late word of a tent collapse outside of atlanta after heavy rains in atlanta. Here's abc's aditi roy. Reporter: Heavy rain downs a tent in atlanta. One sign of wicked weather sweeping the nation. Last night a violent thunderstorm ripped through las vegas bringing 70-mile-per-hour winds and the casino floor at the caesars floor was under water. In detroit, the storms knocked out power to 100,000 people. It's been a brutal week of The hottest temperatures in the northeast, 99 degrees in boston. 98 in new york and philadelphia. It's just horrendous. Reporter:11 people have died so far from the blazing temperatures, emergency rooms seeing patient after patient with heat exhaustion. We had a person who actually had heat stroke and passed away unfortunately. Reporter: New york city setting an all-time record for power use. These sunbathers are actually seeking out the sun, you might expect, more people to join them tomorrow the expected high then, a cool 88 degrees. David? A cool 88 degrees. You know it's bad when 88 sounds good. But we'll take it, thanks to aditi. Ginger zee here with us. We have a clash of systems. That's right, and that's when we get storms. To get the relief that we're talking about, we have to get through this. This is in ohio today, more than just ohio, this stretches along a cold front from boston to new york city, washington, d.C., these scattered thunderstorms already bringing damaging winds through tonight. Be on the watch tonight. Once we get these severe storms out of the way, ginger, cooler temperatures for everyone. Yes. Not just cooler, but less humid. It won't feel soupy and soggy on top of you. Detroit starts the week in the LOW 80s. BOSTON, MID-80s TOMORROW. New york city, stays in the MID-80s. But that's closer to average for this time of year.

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