Excessive heat warning issued for parts of central US

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

Temperatures are expected to reach into the upper 90s in some areas Monday, with heat indices soaring 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.

Illinois and Indiana already have had a squall line go through Monday. Forecasters say additional storms could hit the two states, along with other parts of the Corn Belt and western Kentucky.

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