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High temperatures, steamy humidity blanket Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Forecasters say the heat index could climb into the triple digits in some parts of Ohio as hot and steamy weather covers the state.

The National Weather Service in Wilmington says temperatures will be in the lower 90s throughout the day. The heat index will be in the upper 90s, possibly reaching 100 in some areas.

The hottest weather so far this summer is expected to last through Friday. Ohioans will get a slight relief from the blistering temperatures when a cold front comes through on Saturday.

The sweltering temperatures Tuesday forced the IRS office in Dayton to close after experiencing air-conditioning issues.

The weather service is reminding people to never leave children and pets unattended in a car, especially in extreme weather.

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