Excessive heat warning issued for parts of central US

Created: 07/13/2015 6:55 PM WNYT.com

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for parts of Kansas, Missouri, Iowa and Illinois.

Temperatures reached into the upper 90s in some areas Monday, with heat indices of up to 116 degrees because of high humidity.

Strong storms are also forecast for parts of the Midwest and Ohio Valley.

Forecasters say there could be a strong tornado or two, along with large hail, as storms begin to form later Monday in eastern Iowa and northwestern and central Illinois.

In Cincinnati, the Major League Baseball Home Run Derby is under the threat of being washed out by mother nature because of heavy rain.

Illinois and Indiana also had a squall line go through, with more rain expected later.

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Cars sit in floodwaters along Interstate 45 after heavy overnight rain flooded parts of the highway in Houston, Tuesday, May 26, 2015. Several major highways in the Houston area are closed due to high water.
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Scattered Clouds
65° | 53°
  • Feels like: 59° F
  • Wind: WNW 3mph
  • Humidity: 49%