Eric Midence, 12, cools off in the Forest Hills Park sprayground on Friday, July 6, 2012 in Durham, N.C. The National Weather Service reported late Thursday that the record-breaking heat that has baked the nation's midsection for several days was slowly moving into the mid-Atlantic states and Northeast.(AP Photo/The Herald-Sun, Christine T. Nguyen)
Record temperatures were set Friday in the Indiana cities of Indianapolis, South Bend and Fort Wayne, where temperatures could reach 106 degrees but feel more like 114. In central Arkansas, Russellville reached 106 degrees, breaking a record set in 1964. The heat was blamed for at least 23 deaths.