Dangerous heat expected in the central U.S. this week

Hot and very humid conditions will push the heat index to well over 100 degrees across a large portion of the central and southern states this week, according to the National Weather Service.

Excessive Heat Watches and Heat Advisories are in effect for much of the Plains, Miss. Valley, Midwest and southern states through the weekend. Be very cautious if you must do outdoor activities here during the afternoon and evening this week.