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The National Weather Service has issued warnings to 22 states about the "massive heat wave" that's moving across the country. To prove they mean business, they've released Sunday's inflamed, possibly infected heat index forecast.
So stay hydrated, don't exercise during daylight hours, and try not to pick at the map, even when it itches.
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