More 100-Plus-Degree Days Scorch Texas

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Sweltering summer temperatures in Dallas are expected to top 100 degrees for the 10th consecutive day as excessive heat warnings grip many central and southern states.

Texas has seen these summers before. Dallas hit the 100-degree mark for nearly three straight weeks as recently as 2006, and meteorologist Jesse Moore said the city isn't even technically under a heat advisory because the area is used to these temperatures.

NBC 5 Meteorologist Samantha Davies said the stretch of triple-digit heat will continue for North Texans all week.  The average temperature for this time of year is 95, but temperatures are expected to reach at least 100 every day for the next week or so.  Davies added that there is a very slight chance, 20 percent, for isolated thunderstorms over the weekend.

The National Weather Service reported Monday that heat advisories are in place from Georgia to Illinois and back down to Oklahoma. Temperatures in those places may not reach 100 degrees, but the heat index could make it feel like triple digits.

That's not the case in Cincinnati, where an excessive heat warning accompanies a possible heat index of 104 degrees.

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