Updated Jul 22, 2019

In photos: "Dangerous" heat wave grips much of the U.S.

Astoria Pool in Queens, New York. Photo: Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images

An "oppressive and dangerous" heat wave has gripped much of the U.S., with a large number of heat warnings in place this weekend, the National Weather Service says.

Details: As a cold front moved in to the Midwest Sunday, the NWS warned people on the East Coast to expect sweltering conditions to continue until Monday or Tuesday. Here's how some people are coping with the extreme weather, in photos.

The Crown Fountain is a popular destination for people in Chicago, Illinois. Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images
Fans watch the Baltimore Orioles-Boston Red Sox game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, Maryland. Photo: Will Newton/Getty Images
A child plays in a waterfall at Yards Park in Washington, D.C. Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images
Swimmers at 31st Street Beach in Chicago, Illinois. Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images
A woman walks her dog in Reston, Virginia. Photo: Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post via Getty Images.
Fountains in Flushing Meadows Park in the Queens borough of New York City. Photo: Andrew Lichtenstein/Corbis via Getty Images
People flock to the beach at Ocean Grove, New Jersey. Photo: Kena Betancur/Getty Images
Bathers at Wissahickon Valley Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Photo: Mark Makela/Getty Images
Bayern Munich beat Real Madrid 3-1 in the 2019 International Champions Cup soccer game, as the temperature climbed into triple figures and the NWS Houston warned of "muggy" conditions.
Ally McDonald pours a drink on Thailand's Jasmine Suwannapura after Suwannapura won the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational in Midland, Michigan. Photo: Jorge Lemus/NurPhoto via Getty Images

This article has been updated with more photos and further details on the weather.

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