East Coast to get heat relief; other states cook

July 24, 2011 - 2:14 AM
Heat Wave

Teresa Smit and Clifford, a 4-year-old Mastiff Labrador mix, cool off by running through a sprinkler, Saturday, July 23, 2011 in New York. The National Weather Service said the temperature was 92 in Central Park at 10 a.m. Saturday. Friday's high was 104. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

NEW YORK (AP) — The triple-digit scorcher that's taxed the electrical grid and made life uncomfortable on the East Coast is expected to simmer down somewhat.

But forecasters say states in the mid-Atlantic and Southeast will still be feeling the heat wave Sunday.

The National Weather Service says East Coast temperatures will begin to ease Sunday but will remain in the 90s. It says Monday is when cooler air will come in, sinking temperatures to the low to mid-80s.

The temperature reached 105 degrees in Atlantic City, N.J., on Saturday. It was 103 in Norfolk, Va., and 102 in Baltimore and at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and New York's Kennedy Airport. It was 101 in Philadelphia. But humidity made it feel hotter most places across the region.