A roofer pauses to wipe his face as he works on a new home under construction Thursday, July 18, 2019, in Houston. A heat wave is expected to send temperatures soaring close to 100 degrees through the weekend across much of the country. The National Weather Service estimates that more than 100 heat records will fall on Saturday. Most will not be the scorching daily highs, but for lack of cooling at night, something called nighttime lows. Those lows will be record highs.
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Reona Dee Pearson visits with her dogs in a kennel at the Homeless Alliance day shelter Thursday, July 18, 2019, in Oklahoma City. The Homeless Alliance offers a kennel, complete with pet food and access to veterinary services, so that people with pets aren’t shut out of the system of care. Meanwhile, she can go inside for breakfast and lunch in air conditioning, showers, and access to computers and phones.
People watch television at the Homeless Alliance day shelter Thursday, July 18, 2019, in Oklahoma City. The air-conditioned day shelter, open from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m., offers breakfast and lunch, provides showers, offers access to computers, phone, and mail, and provides access to mental and physical healthcare, budgeting assistance and legal support. The National Weather Service has issued excessive heat warnings from the Southern Plains to Nebraska and as far east to New York State and parts of the East Coast.
Kids play in a fountain to cool off as temperatures approach 100 degrees Thursday, July 18, 2019, in Kansas City, Mo. The heat wave that has been roasting much of the U.S. in recent days is just getting warmed up, with temperatures expected to soar to dangerous levels through the weekend.
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