A record breaking, heat wave has devastated much of the eastern two-thirds of the United States with triple-digit temperatures, and claimed the lives of dozens of people.

The latest tragic victim a four-month-old baby girl was left in this car for a long period of time as temperatures soared to 105 F. The baby girl was rushed to hospital with her injuries, but she later died. Here is a police picture of her father 18 year old Joshua Stryzinski, who has been charged with the death of a dependent. Police chief John Jester made a statement about the case

However there is good for news for the US, as a slow-moving front of cool air from Canada will start pushing down temperatures and thunderstorms are expected from today.

Written and Presented by Ann Salter