A string of excessive heat warnings were issued by the National Weather Service early Thursday with temperatures expected to soar to 100 degrees and more in much of the United States.
The warnings were issued for parts of Illinois, New Jersey, Ohio, Tennessee, Nebraska, Missouri, Indiana, Oklahoma and Kansas. Weather.com said much of the Northeast would see temperatures in the 90s.
“If precautions are not taken … persons outside could suffer from heat exhaustion and potentially heat stroke. Heat-related illness can be life-threatening,” the WS warned.
“Temperatures within vehicles can become lethal in a few minutes. Never leave children or pets in vehicles,” it added.
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