I’m not very knowledgeable about weather, I’m trying to remember back to my high school science classes.
Here is my understanding of why it is so hot in the Midwest. A warm front enters from the south of the United States. Weather, except for hurricanes, travels from west to east. A very warm front traveled from the American west, heating up Denver to 108 degrees. It crossed the Rocky Mountains and since there is more water east of the Rockies, it picks up moisture. So, now there is a warm front sitting over the Midwest, waiting to be replaced by a cold front. There is no cold front coming, so it just sits over the Midwest, circulating hot steamy air for days on end.
Is this right?