Dangerous heat wave descends on parts of Midwest and South

CHICAGO (AP) — Much of the Midwest and a swath of the South are facing a potentially dangerous and deadly heat wave, with temperatures that could reach record highs in some places and combine with humidity to make it feel like it’s 100 degrees or hotter.

More than 100 million people are expected to be affected by mid-week.

Cities throughout the region were warning residents Tuesday to stay hydrated, remain indoors when possible and be aware of the health risks of high temperatures.

Strong storms brought heavy rain and damaging wind to parts of the affected region on Monday, and more than 400,000 customers remained without power as of Tuesday afternoon.

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