Heat Wave

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The temperature feels hotter than 100 degrees in parts of the Midwest and beyond, and forecasters say the heat could linger another day or so.

In Chicago, weekend readings passed the 100-degree mark for the first time in six years. Local officials say three people may have died of heat-related causes yesterday, though there's been no confirmation.

The blazing heat wave is stretching from the Midwest to the East Coast. Forecasters say it's the same blast that left 21 people dead in the Phoenix, Arizona area.

The heat's making trouble for man and beast. At a Tiffin, Ohio, dog competition, one canine competitor lies right down, even when he's just told to sit.

The weather isn't expected to cool off until tomorrow night. In parts of North Carolina, the mercury is expected to hit 100 degrees today, then climb even higher tomorrow and Wednesday.


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