East Coast Withers Under Heat Wave
JEFF GLOR: Unidentified Woman: You know, forecasters are calling for yet another miserable round of intense heat this week.
C: Ninety-five in Pottstown(ph). Atlantic City's airport and Cape May right now is 97 degrees.
AUDIE CORNISH, Host:
If you're lucky enough to be in Los Angeles right now, it's cool enough to do your beach yoga class in a sweatshirt. But here on the East Coast, we're wilting under a brutal heat wave that's going on and on and on.
BRUCE SULLIVAN: Maryland-New Jersey area southward across the Carolinas into the Southeast. We've got a strong high-pressure system that's just been parked over the Southeast.
CORNISH: In the meantime, swimming pools are staying open late in Boston. Vendors are selling out their stock of cold drinks in New York. And in the Washington area, people are ice skating.
GINA FINNEY: We're hearing from them how nice it is to just go out on the ice, and it really is a chance for them cool off and, you know, just get out of the heat zone.
CORNISH: That's Gina Finney, manager of the Cabin John Ice Rink just outside Washington.
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