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Hot weather is intensifying hold on much of East, Central US

NEW YORK — Americans from Texas to Maine sweated out a steamy Saturday as a heat wave canceled events from festivals to horse races and pushed New York City to order power-saving steps to avoid overtaxing the electrical grid.

The National Weather Service said “a dangerous heat wave” was expected to break record highs in some places, particularly for nighttime. Daytime temperatures were poised to hit the mid- to upper 90s (about 34 to 37 degrees Celsius), with high humidity making it feel considerably hotter.

Maine cities set up cooling stations for Saturday’s hot forecast

The cities of Portland and Bangor have announced various locations where people can cool off Saturday, as the state expects high temperatures and humidity.

In Bangor, the parks and recreation department will set up a temporary cooling area — complete with sprinklers — on the Bangor waterfront that will be available from noon to 5 p.m. July 20, according to Tracy Willette, director of the parks and recreation department.

Air Pollution Advisories in place across Miami Valley

MIAMI VALLEY, Ohio (WDTN) – Air Pollution Advisories are in
place for Clark, Greene, Darke, Miami, Montgomery, and Preble counties for
Friday and Saturday.

The National Weather Service is forecasting conditions that
are conducive for the formation of ground-level ozone (smog) and may lead to
elevated air pollution levels.

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