US bracing for extreme heat



The United States is bracing for a weekend of extremely hot weather, with major cities including New York and Washington expecting temperatures close to or exceeding 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 degrees Celsius). Nearly 150 million people across the country are facing hazardous temperatures in a heatwave forecast to stretch from the Midwestern plains to the Atlantic coast, the National Weather Service said Friday.
Heat warnings have also been issued in parts of eastern Canada. New York City has opened 500 cooling centers for residents to escape the extreme weather.—APP