A person cooled off in a mister set up in lower Manhattan in New York City on Thursday as a heat wave hit the area. High temperatures in the Northeast and central U.S. left residents sweltering Thursday. The National Weather Service issued heat advisories across the Northeast and mid-Atlantic coast, and said temperatures in the regions will be 10 degrees Fahrenheit higher or more than the average temperature for this time of year, according to the weather service. Record highs in the upper 90s on Thursday afternoon would be less intense by Friday and Saturday, the weather service said. Heat advisories were also in effect for parts of Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas, with highs in the upper 90s and 100s forecast across parts of the central plains. Red flag warnings, indicating wind gusts that could spark fires, are in effect in Montana and central Idaho. In eastern Kentucky, a […]