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Millions still without power amid record heat wave

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Power Out
At least 492,000 customers in Washington, Maryland and Virginia were still without power today, according to statements by Dominion Resources Inc. and Pepco Holdings Inc. The weekend storms knocked down trees, closed roads and interrupted Amtrak service between Philadelphia and Washington.

There is a chance of severe thunderstorms today and tomorrow from Virginia to South Carolina and later this week from Maine to Maryland, according to the U.S. Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma.

Rogers said temperatures will range at least 5 degrees above normal from Colorado to Massachusetts for the rest of the week. In Midwest, it may be even warmer, he said.

After that, he expects more seasonal temperatures to spread across the Northeast. The Midwest and mid-Atlantic may remain warmer than normal through July 16, he said.

For July 10, the normal average temperature in New York City is 77, according to MDA EarthSat Weather in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Itís 73 in Boston; 80 in Washington; 80 in Atlanta; 75 in Chicago; 84 in Houston; 65 in Seattle and 74 in Burbank, California.