Heat from Midwest to NY not taking weekend off

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Associated Press

Posted on July 23, 2011 at 2:31 AM

Updated Saturday, Jul 23 at 3:00 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — Residents in the Northeast and elsewhere will have to keep doing their best to beat the heat today. It's not going away just yet.

Forecasters say there's little hope of much relief until the evening. The National Weather Service warns of "oppressive heat" heat in several states, including parts of Oklahoma, Indiana, New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

The heat wave that spread from the Midwest to the Northeast tormented millions of people yesterday with blasts of 100-degree temperatures and bog-like humidity. Blackouts struck neighborhoods and deaths were blamed on the hot weather.

The heat wave is a suspected or confirmed cause in more than a dozen deaths around the country.

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