Oppressive heat and triple-digit temperatures continue to blanket the Midwest from Ohio, down through drought-plagued Indiana, Illinois and Missouri.
With high temperature records being surpassed left and right the National Weather Service is forecasting St. Louis will reach 108 degrees for the second day in a row.
The hot temperatures and dry conditions are particularly hard on those whose jobs involve being outside.
Aaron Angst installs siding and rain gutters, hard work he says, especially when completely exposed to the sun.
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