The National Weather Service has extended the heat advisory through Saturday evening at 7 p.m. High temperatures will approach triple digits Wednesday afternoon, August 5th with heat index values exceeding 105 degrees across the Northern half of North Texas including Hopkins, Delta, Hunt, Rains Counties, as well as the D/FW metro area. The National Weather Service in Fort Worth has issued a heat advisory from 1 p.m. Wednesday, August 5th, until 7 p.m. Saturday August 8th.
Temperatures will exceed 100 degrees with maximum heat index values of 104-108 for two consecutive days. The NWS reminds to check on persons with health problems and the elderly, as they are the most susceptible to heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Never leave young children or pets in an enclosed vehicle, even for a short time.
Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear light and loose fitting clothing when possible and drink plenty of water.