Pacific Northwest heat wave to reach worst day, Northeast braces for heat wave of its own: Latest

A dangerous and record-breaking heat wave has enveloped the Pacific Northwest, with the worst to come for Seattle and Portland — and soon the Northeast will be hit by a heat wave, too.

Portland, Oregon, reached 112 degrees and Seattle reached 104 degrees on Sunday, breaking both cities’ all-time record highs. Canada also recorded its highest temperature ever on Sunday.

PHOTO: Carleen Bell hugs a bag of ice to cool off while unloading groceries at Wallace Marine Park in Salem, Ore., June 26, 2021.

PHOTO: A child plays in a spray park at Jefferson Park during a heat wave in Seattle, June 27, 2021.

Thousands in Washington state were without power Sunday, reported ABC Seattle affiliate KOMO.

The Red Cross has established cooling centers across Oregon, according to ABC Portland affiliate KATU.

PHOTO: A woman rests with her two dogs at a cooling center in the Oregon Convention Center on June 27, 2021 in Portland. Record breaking temperatures lingered over the Northwest during a historic heatwave this weekend.

PHOTO: People use dry ice to cool water and Gatorade due to an ice shortage during an unprecedented heat wave in Portland, June 27, 2021.

The extreme heat has shuttered Portland’s streetcar and MAX light rail operations until Tuesday morning in the wake of damaged power cables and power outages, reported KATU.

Monday is the hottest stretch of the heat wave for Seattle and Portland — both cities are forecast to climb above 110 degrees.

PHOTO: Residents cool off in a riverfront water fountain during a heatwave in Portland, Ore., June 26, 2021.

The oppressive heat is also stretching down to Southern California. Temperatures Monday are expected to reach a scorching 111 degrees in Seattle, 115 degrees in Portland, 110 degrees in Medford, Oregon, and 114 in Palm Springs, California.

Some cooling is expected for Seattle and Portland starting Tuesday and heading into Wednesday.

PHOTO: Long lines formed at public pools during an unprecedented heat wave in Portland, June 27, 2021.

PHOTO: A couple paddle boards on Green Lake during a heatwave in Seattle, , June 27, 2021. Record heat is bearing down on the Pacific Northwest,  straining regional power and water supplies and dragging down air quality through next week.

The heat wave will continue for most of the week in eastern and central Washington, Oregon and California.

Meanwhile, the Northeast is bracing for its second heat wave of the year.

Temperatures are forecast to be in the mid 90s Monday through Wednesday.

With humidity, it’s expected to feel like its 100 to 105 degrees in Boston, New York City, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.

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