Heat wave roasts East Coast, cooler temps on way

July 23, 2011 - 3:44 PM
Heat Wave

A man wipes his face as he passes a painted mural in Trenton, N.J. on Friday, July 22, 2011. The temperature surpassed 100 degrees Friday in much of the region. More of the same is forecast Saturday. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

NEW YORK (AP) — The East Coast is roasting through another day of triple-digit temperatures, but relief is in sight.

Temperatures reached 103 degrees in Atlantic City, N.J. and 101 in Philadelphia, but humidity made it feel another three degrees hotter in most places.

New York's Kennedy airport was reporting 98 degrees with a heat index of 101.

In central Pennsylvania, authorities said a 63-year-old man in York County died Friday in an unventilated apartment where the temperature had reached 110 degrees. A 94-year-old man there also died after his air conditioner stopped working because of a tripped circuit breaker.

National Weather Service meterologist Joe Pollina says the heat will begin to ease Sunday. By Monday it should be back in the 80s.