Multiple days of triple-digit heat to bake central US this week

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By Kristina Pydynowski for AccuWeather

The central United States is facing a stretch of dangerous conditions this week as multiple days of triple-digit heat unfolds.

While heat from the southern Plains will expand northward early in the week, the second half of the week will yield the hottest weather so far this summer to the entire central U.S.

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"A strong area of high pressure will settle over the Plains and cause many locations to have sizzling temperatures," AccuWeather Meteorologist Rob Richards said.

"Places like Oklahoma City; Wichita, Kansas; and Omaha, Nebraska, will be about 5-10 degrees above average during the Wednesday through Sunday timeframe," he said.

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Rapid City and Pierre, South Dakota; Little Rock, Arkansas; Pueblo, Colorado; Dallas and Lubbock, Texas; and Shreveport, Louisiana, will join these cities in enduring one or more 100-degree days.

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Some communities could pass new record highs.

As the heat shifts toward the East Coast late this week, St. Louis and Memphis, Tennessee, could see triple-digit heat.

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