The deadly heat wave is expected to finally break in the next few days. But for now, it's still baking much of the United States.
Twenty-one states from Illinois to Massachusetts are under heat advisories and warnings.
Temperatures are reaching the upper 90s in many places. But the National Weather Service said the humidity makes it feel much worse, with the heat index in some cities reaching over 100 degrees.
"I feel like I'm going to explode it's so hot," one person complained.
The extreme temperatures are being blamed for one death. A 78-year-old Alzheimer's patient died of heat exhaustion after wandering from his Kentucky home. In Long Island, N.Y., it was hot enough to cause one road to buckle.
Forecasters say there's an end in sight this weekend for parts of the Northeast and Midwest.
A cold front is expected to drop down from Canada, bringing with it cooler temperatures, but also the possibility of severe thunderstorms.