Four Missouri deaths blamed on heat

Thursday, August 5, 2010 | 9:51 a.m. CDT

ST. LOUIS — Four Missouri deaths — all in the Kansas City area — are now blamed on the heat wave that has gripped the state for the past several days.

Most of Missouri was getting some relief Thursday as a front brought rain and cooler temperatures. Highs for most of the state were expected to be in the upper 80s and low 90s into the weekend, before another gradual warmup.

The Jackson County medical examiner was investigating the latest suspected heat death. No details have been released on any of the victims.

A portion of southern Missouri remained under a heat advisory. Highs in the mid- to upper-90s were expected in West Plains, Poplar Bluff, Cape Girardeau and Sikeston.

Forecasters say triple-digit temperatures are possible again next week.


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