HORIZON CITY, Texas (AP) - Forecasters say the sweltering heat will continue through the week in the Midwest. And the extreme discomfort is spreading to the East Coast.
The heat index in many parts of the Midwest has easily surpassed 100 degrees.
The misery was widespread Monday, with the worst conditions blanketing a broad band from Texas to Minnesota and Dakotas. Seventeen states issued heat watches, warnings or advisories.