Temperatures this high are "extremely anomalous," the National Weather Service said.
"When I was 12, my dad developed lung cancer. I felt sad to watch him suffer so much from ultimately futile treatments — but the weaker he got, the less afraid I felt."
Georgia may see snow as a large storm system moves up along the East Coast.
The increases are due almost entirely to the delta variant and affecting mostly unvaccinated people.
As COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations surge across the Midwest, some states have finally imposed restrictions to slow the spread of the virus.
The United States exceeded 100,000 new daily COVID-19 cases for the first time since the start of the pandemic.
Hospitals in the Midwest are setting new records every day.
“You want to be part of the solution, not part of the problem.” Dr. Anthony Fauci warned that carelessness about the virus over Labor Day weekend could trigger a spike in cases.
Record-breaking severe weather whipped through the Midwest destroying homes and power lines.
At least seven storm-related fatalities and dozens of injuries have been reported in the past week as storms swept across the nation.