Piping hot

Adreonna McConnell, 14, was among dozens of musicians with the Altoona Area Junior High School Marching Band who were practicing Monday at the Roosevelt Athletic Field for the upcoming football season.

Berkley Alexander, 12, takes a water break during practice. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the region should see a break in the heat, with showers and thunderstorms forecast for today.