While we may take the edge off the heat from the levels we saw Friday into the weekend, oppressively hot conditions will persist this week.
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High pressure in the upper atmosphere will shift back to the central states, focusing the core of above-average temperatures over that region of the country eastward into Mid-Atlantic. You can see this on our Tuesday high temperature forecast map to the left which shows widespread middle/upper 90s and a few 100s. Minneapolis, Minn., St. Louis, Mo., Chicago, Ill. and Washington, D.C. are just a few of the cities that should prepare for a sultry week ahead.