Transcript for President Obama Warns Americans About Scorching Heat Wave Across the Country
A real concern as we begin this weekend authorities are now warning of potentially dangerous and life threatening heat from coast to coast. More than a hundred million Americans suffering from what meteorologists call it heat dome over 26 states. And this image from Kansas City people visiting the liberty memorial there and civil let the blazing sun temperatures feeling like they're in triple digits across this country. ABC's either pilgrim now on roads buckling and at least one child in intensive care after being left in a car. Tonight more than half the country is sweltering. Dayton us running early today because of the heat. You can overheat and that's two real danger triple digit temperatures hot enough to buckle this Texas highway. In some areas it feels like a 115. Degrees in Washington DC first responders out in force but here. But not. Treating people for heat exposure captain Angel Lewis is clear skies can have a hidden danger. It's a nice day out fact go. They most of them didn't come out and do what she and you this fame. In Birmingham Alabama a child left in a hot car now in intensive peer we have a one year old child has literally fighting for her life. Temperatures inside the vehicle reaching a reported 130. Degrees. Even the president warning Americans about this heat wave tweeting out drink water stay out of the sun and check on your neighbors. They did a good reminder to check on those most vulnerable small children and the elderly here any work it felt like ninety. 88 degrees today this city in its first heat wave of the year and it's only. Going to get hotter David in. Several major cities this weekend either thank you and let's get right to meteorologist rob Marciano tracking this. Balls the heartland all the way over the coast rob. Data from any atrocities today was the hottest day the air but even parts of Los Angeles touching the 100 degree mark. Take a look at these advisories and warnings from California all the way to New England. We learned we warnings and advisories and the central part against an assistant mark the Moines to Dallas over 100 -- what's gonna feel like oppressive levels of humidity. 116. In Little Rock. And not much cooling on sunny matter but look at Monday across the northeast Philadelphia may hit 100 degrees that this is a long duration event. No doubt very stressed power grids and people for that matter. Derek rob Marciano on this all weekend long.
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