Excessive heat starts dogged eastward trek

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CINCINNATI (AP) — Hot weather that has plagued the Plains for days is moving eastward.

The temperature could soar Thursday to 101 in Toledo, Ohio. That would be 2 degrees above a record set in 1930. Combined with the humidity, it could feel as hot as 115 across Ohio.

Some outdoor events have been canceled in the state. But organizers of the big annual air show in Dayton say it will go on as planned.

Much of Pennsylvania is under an excessive heat warning. The temperature could hit near triple digits in Philadelphia. Allentown is waiving fees at public pools.

Much of central and western New York is under an excessive heat warning with temperatures expected near 100 degrees.

Several deaths have been blamed on the heat nationwide.