'Life-threatening' heat warning across much of US

Excessive heat warnings were issued for parts of the central U.S. on Thursday with temperatures expected to soar to 100 degrees and more — a day after some areas saw 110 degrees and even hotter.

The warnings were issued for parts of Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, Ohio, Oklahoma and Tennessee.

“If precautions are not taken … persons outside could suffer from heat exhaustion and potentially heat stroke. Heat-related illness can be life-threatening,” the Weather Service warned.

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