Forecast for Tuesday, June 30: Heat advisory begins at noon with heat index value to 109 degrees

Good morning, Red River Valley! 

Are you prepared to stay cool? Hopefully you are as the heat index value climbs into dangerous territory today. The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory in effect from noon today to 7 p.m. Wednesday thanks to triple digit heat index values. 

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Know the difference between heat exhaustion and heat stroke. If you notice any of these symptoms, don’t hesitate…take action immediately!

Today will be cloudy to start, gradually clearing to become mostly sunny with a high near 93. With Gulf moisture riding in on south winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts to 30 mph, the heat index value will get to about 102 degrees. Clouds will increase as we get near nightfall, and the low should fall to around 78 degrees.

Wednesday will be partly sunny with a high near 96. The heat index value is expected to be around 109 degrees. Gusty south winds are expected to continue.

Enjoy your Tuesday, and stay cool!

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As an upper ridge builds across the area, it will be hot and humid with highs in the lower 90s in eastern Central Texas to around 100 degrees across western North Texas. Throw in the awful humidity and dangerous afternoon and early evening heat index values between 106 and 112 degrees can be expected. Some rules of thumb during the peak heat of the day: AVOID overexertion! Try to take frequent breaks in the shade or an air conditioned vehicle or structure, wear light colored, loose fitting clothes, and drink plenty of water to avoid heat exhaustion!

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