A dangerous and deadly heat wave is gripping nearly more than half of the U.S including New York, Philadelphia and Washington.
At least six deaths were blamed on the excessive heat: 4 people died in Maryland, while one died in Arizona and another died in Arkansas.
An oppressive heat wave stretching from the Midwestern plains to the Atlantic coast had nearly 150 million people struggling to stay cool in stifling heat
But forecasters say an end to the oppression might be near.
The National Weather Service said a cold front is moving from the Midwest toward the East Coast and will bring much needed relief along with severe storms and heavy rain that could cause flash flooding and produce damaging winds.