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This extreme heat is no joke, and it's not expected to cool down this week

Heat waves rise near a heat danger warning sign in Death Valley National Park. (David McNew/Getty Images)
Heat waves rise near a heat danger warning sign in Death Valley National Park. (David McNew/Getty Images)

The National Weather Service has issued excessive heat warnings and heat advisories for about a third of the country. A colored weather map makes the country look aflame with high temperatures in red.

Here & Now‘s Miles Parks talks with meteorologist Mark Elliot.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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