Hopkins County and all of Northeast and North Central Texas are under a heat advisory until 8 p.m. Monday, July 4th. Temperatures each afternoon will range between 95 and 100 degrees with heat index values between 104 and 108 today and Monday.
Heat exhaustion or heat stroke can quickly occur to anyone working or participating in outdoor activies.
A heat advisory means that afternoon heat index values are expected to meet or exceed 105 degrees for at least two consecutive days.
Be sure to check on persons with health problems and the elderly, who are most susceptible to heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Never leave young children or pets in an enclosed vehicle, even for a short time. Reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Wear light weight or loose fitting clothing when possible and drink plenty of water.