Over 20 million people remain on a heatwave warning in the Northeast for Sunday, as record-breaking temperatures could be seen from Washington, DC to New Hampshire.

City held the record at 88 on Saturday; it might be better than 90 on Sunday.

‘We’re definitely a little bit ahead of schedule,’ said Matthew Belk, a meteorologist with the Boston meteorological service.

The heatwave this weekend is being driven by high pressure on the East coast, causing southerly winds to push hot and humid air over the North East and leave temperatures just 20C-30C above normal for this time of year.

Records were also set in Richmond, Va., at 95 degrees and Hagerstown, Maryland, at 91 degrees Saturday, and records were found at 97 and 92 degrees respectively, respectively, at the weather service’s Philadelphia offices and at Dulles International Airport.

Almost 170 million people, approximately 52% of the Lower 48 population, are estimated to feel 90 degree heat in the coming days.

‘Over half of the US population will see temperatures at or above 90 degrees this weekend, and it’s only May,’ s only May,’ said CNN meteorologist Pedram Javaheri.

New York is scheduled to reach 90, Philadelphia 92, Baltimore 91 and Washington, D.C., 93 by Sunday, the weather service said.

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