July shaping up to be one of the hottest ever

NORTHEAST OHIO (WOIO) - Phillip Robins is taking a much needed break from refurbishing an old house in the middle of a heat wave, "It is definitely tough wears you down like its the end of the week."

This July shaping up to be one of the hottest on record, which could explain why so many people are watching the weather to see when relief will finally get here.

How would you like to be a mail carrier in this heat fueled drought pounding out some five miles a day?

The heat can also lead to cost mistakes, just ask construction worker Larry Tennant, "I sat a ladder down on the asphalt and it sunk 4 inches into the road, cost me about $500."

A lot of Midwestern cities are baking, Chicago this week topped out at a record breaking 102 degrees.

After a month of above average temperatures and below average rain fall, many landscapers are now mowing dusty weeds instead of green grass.

"We need some rain, weeds are popping up," one landscaper said.

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