RECORD breaking weather is coming to much of the lower 48 states.
The Rockies may see a historical late May snowstorm while the East coast experiences a heatwave.
Historic high temperatures are hitting the east coastCredit: Mega
A participant died during a half-marathon in New York City as competitors raced in 76-degree heatCredit: The Mega Agency
Extreme storms and tornados have hit the east coastCredit: weather.com
The Northeast is preparing for a potentially record-breaking heatwave, reports Axios.
The Mid-Atlantic, Carolinas, Ohio, and Tennesse are likely to be impacted.
Over 100 million people will experience temperatures that are 20 to 30 degrees above average for this time of year.
This will be the hottest weekend for most people on the east coast since August 2021.
The heatwave comes to the east coast after affecting Texas earlier in the week.
Amarillo, Texas recorded a temperature of 101 degrees on May 17, breaking a nearly 100-year-old record.
Similar heat has gripped Dallas, where temperatures have been sitting around 90 degrees for nearly two weeks, which is the earliest streak on record.
A runner reportedly died after running a half marathon in New York City as competitors raced in 76-degree heat.
Seventeen people were injured at the event, the New York Fire Department confirmed to The Sun.
Florida is experiencing storms that triggered a tornado warning for parts of Orlando on Saturday evening.
There was also a severe thunderstorm warning in the same area. The storm produced quarter-sized hail and threats of 60mph wind.
A flood advisory was also issued, reports WFTV.
A tornado has been confirmed in Missouri by the National Weather Service.
The tornado was located near Ladue and is moving north as St Louis and St Charles are currently under severe weather warnings.
Already residents are reporting downed trees as the storm moves through the state.
Flash floods covering roads have also been reported.
People are being told to shelter in place at the St Louis Lambert International Airport due to the inclement weather.
Large clouds could be seen forming in photos on social media.
Severe thunderstorms were also reported within the state, bringing strong winds and hail in nearly a dozen counties.
One person has died and at least 44 others have been injured after storms battered a rural area of Michigan on Friday night.
The tornado touched down in the small city of Gaylord at 3pm leaving a ‘catastrophic’ path of destruction according to officials.
The fatality was confirmed last night as 23 injured patients were taken to Otsego Memorial Hospital and 12 to Grayling Hospital, according to Munson Healthcare spokesman Brian Lawson.
Another 8 patients were being treated at other hospitals, he told CNN.
Officials have not released any details on how the person was killed or the severity of the injuries to others, according to Fox 17.
Saharan Dust Clouds
A mix of this heat and the yearly Sahara dust clouds will create dangerous respiratory conditions for millions of Americans across the southern US.
The large dust plumes that form over Africa’s Sahara Desert will travel over the Atlantic Ocean and make their way to the US Gulf Coast by the weekend.
Saharan Air Layer activity typically ramps in mid-June, peaks between late June and mid-August, then quickly subsides after mid-August.
During this peak period, Saharan dust plumes often roll through Florida and the US gulf coast, including as far as Texas.
The immense clouds bring drier air quality, and as some dust falls towards the ground, it could create dangerous respiratory issues.
“Once inhaled, this dust can irritate a person’s airways and cause respiratory issues – especially if that person suffers from an underlying airway or bronchial disease, such as asthma or COPD,” Dr Tim Connolly, a pulmonologist at Houston Methodist, said.
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