Which cities are closing on Tuesday and when?
By Mike BivensUpdated April 16, 2019 09:24:16A number of key metro areas across the country are expected to be closed Tuesday due to an unprecedented heat wave.
The Associated Press reported that some of the cities that are expected have a mix of low and moderate temperatures, but some are expected at or above 100 degrees Fahrenheit.
According to the Associated Press, the following areas are expected closed Tuesday:Dallas, Texas, Fort Worth, Texas; Chicago, Illinois; Detroit, Michigan; Houston, Texas (AEMO); Kansas City, Missouri; Las Vegas, Nevada; Los Angeles, California; Miami-Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota; New York City, New York; New Orleans, Louisiana; Orange County, California (AER); Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (AET); San Diego, California.
The National Weather Service also said that parts of northern Texas could see temperatures as high as 100 degrees, while parts of eastern Texas could reach up to 110 degrees.
Weather service meteorologist Bob Bivins said the heat wave has left communities in the heartland and coastal regions in need of extra supplies.
He said some communities in Colorado and Nevada could see heat-related fatalities and damage to buildings.
“We’ve got a lot of buildings that are going to be in really good shape for those of us who are in the southern portion of the country who have not had the same kind of devastation,” Bivings said.
The Weather Channel also said Monday that heat wave warnings have been issued in most major U.S. cities and many states have issued heat advisories.
In the Midwest, the National Weather Council said that some heat wave watch areas include parts of Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia.