SizzlingHeat Wave Across America (Photos) The Daily Beast07.07.12SizzlingHeat Wave Across America (Photos) Record-breaking temperatures are roiling the U.S., from the Midwest to the Northeast. See photos.The Daily Beast07.07.12 7:00 PM ETIt’s not just the northeast that is bearing the brunt of one of the most brutal early summers on record. Record-breaking temperatures contributed to buckled roads, drought precautions, and sunburned necks across most of the country on Saturday, with the east and Midwest getting the worst of it. Temperatures in Washington, D.C. topped 102 degrees, and The Washington Post reported that the blistering heat caused a rash of new power outages. Large chunks of the east coast will see temperatures of 100 or higher today, which will be particularly problematic in the mid-Atlantic, where more than 10,000 remain without power more than a week after violent storms lashed the region. At least a dozen recent deaths have been pinned on the heat wave. See photos of the hardest-hit areas. Plus, Dr. Kent Sepkowitz on the wrong ways to beat the heat. Daniel C. Britt, The Washington Post / Getty Images Mike and Eileen Hutson wipe sweat from their faces as they cross the promenade in front of the Capitol building in Washington, D.C., on Friday. Even with afternoon temperatures rising over 100 degrees, security still demanded they give up their water bottles before visiting the Capitol. Brynn Anderson / AP Photo People play in the street next to a fire hydrant to keep cool during on July 4 in Philadelphia. This year's holiday brings in a heat wave with temperatures reaching the upper 90s. Nati Harnik / AP Photo A sun bear reacts to triple-digit temperatures at the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omahh on Friday. The temperature reached 103 degrees. Jeff Roberson / AP Photo Mikel Welch, 9, floats on his back as he cools off in a fountain on Friday in St. Louis. Excessive heat warnings remained in place Saturday for all of Iowa, Indiana, and Illinois as well as much of Wisconsin, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio and Kentucky. Chip Somodevilla / Getty ImagesPresident Obama wipes his brow while speaking at a campaign event at the Wolcott House Museum Complex July 5, in Maumee, Ohio. Keith Srakocic / AP Photo A woman is taken away on a stretcher after being affected by the heat while waiting for President Obama at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Friday, July 6. Alex Wong / Getty Images Children play at a fountain at the Yards Park in Washington, DC on Thursday. A record heat wave has been in the area for more than a week. Weather forecast predicted the hot weather will last through Sunday with possible daily triple-digit temperatures. Seth Perlman / AP Photo Concrete worker Lenny Rose pours water over his head in an effort to cool off from the extreme high temperatures while building a commercial industrial park during a record breaking heat wave in Springfield, Illinois. Kathy Willens / AP Photo Student Seung Shin, right, applies sunscreen as he and Tiffany Li sit by the East River at Brooklyn Bridge Park which features a view of the Brooklyn Bridge during a days-long heat wave that has produced temperatures above 90 degrees in New York. Matt Rourke / AP Photo City paving crew member William Nater fills a water bottle in the afternoon heat on Friday in Philadelphia.