Kentucky one of 13 states under excessive heat advisories

Cooling shelters have begun opening up throughout the Quad Cities area due to extreme heat. (MGN Image)
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- Forecasters are warning of dangerously hot weather across a wide stretch of the U.S. South and Midwest.

The National Weather Service said parts of 13 states on Monday were under heat advisories, from Texas, Louisiana and Florida in the South to Missouri and Illinois in the Midwest.

Forecasters said temperatures in the 90s combined with humidity made it feel like as much as 110 degrees in some places.

The weather service says it will be even hotter across northwestern Mississippi, northern Louisiana and Arkansas, where the heat index could reach 115 degrees.

Heat exhaustion and heat strokes could result.



 
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