(NECN/CNN) - People across the country are dealing with excessive heat, and it could reach dangerous levels this week in nearly two dozen states. Some areas have already seen temperatures well above 100 degrees.
Forecasters say this is just the beginning of the heat wave. 23 states remain under heat warnings from Oklahoma to Connecticut and from the Deep South to the Ohio Valley.
In Illinois, a 51-year-old man died on Sunday due to the excessive heat. His air conditioner was not working.
Melisa Raney has the story.