The USA is sweltering through what likely will be its hottest May on record, according to USA Today.

May 2018 should break the record set in May 1934 during the dust bowl.

The heat has been particularly note worthy in the central U.S., including the upper Midwest and northern Plains, where temperatures have run some 5-8 degrees above average.

Other cities seeing record-breaking heat over the past few days include Chicago, Milwaukee, Green Bay and Des Moines.

In the past few days, more than 1,900 heat records have been broken or tied.  Click on the above link for more information.