5 Days After Storms, Outages, Heat Wave Persist (VIDEO)

Source: Whit Johnson / CBS News

WASHINGTON — Many Americans will celebrate July 4th sweating under high temperatures, due to a brutal heat wave that just won’t quit.

Warnings and advisories are up from the East Coast to Midwest. Forecasters say the mercury will hit 105 in St. Louis Wednesday.

It’s not supposed to be quite that hot in the East, but it’ll still be another hard day for about one million utility customers who lost their power in violent storms Friday.

Temperatures in those areas were forecast to be back up in the 90s Wednesday.

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