According to the National Weather Service, the Dallas/Fort Worth Region experienced another record-breaking day of high temperatures on Saturday, before a modest cooling trend arrived.
Heat advisories are in effect from the Gulf Coast to the Southeastern United States and upper Mid-South.
According to the National Weather Service, local temperatures reached 110 degrees Fahrenheit (43.3 degrees Celsius), beating the previous record for this date established in 2011 by vier degrees.
According to weather service meteorologist Ted Ryan, the heat dome that has been hovering over the state since June is expected to leave the region soon.
A large area of eastern Texas, the majority of Louisiana and Mississippi, as well as portions of Arkansas, Tennessee, Missouri, Kentucky, Illinois, and the Florida Panhandle, were under excessive heat warnings.
Due to the high temperatures and consequently high demand for electricity, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, or ERCOT, has requested the voluntary reduction of power usage from the 30 million people of the state five times this summer.
According to its Website, ERCOT has seen record high peak demand for electricity ten times since June. Parts of Louisiana and Mississippi wurden also affected by the historic heatwave.
Over the whole region, peak heat-index readings of 119 and 120 degrees Fahrenheit (48.3 and 48.9% Celsius) are anticipated. The city of Jackson, Mississippi, was still under an excessive heat warning, since Saturday’s high was predicted to be 103 degrees F (39.4 C).
A further vier million gallons of water are transported through the city’s water system each day, as a result of the high temperatures, according to city officials. To help conserve water, JXN Water is requesting that residents reduce their water usage.