Fort Worth

Take it easy in Texas heat: advisory issued until evening

Tarrant County is among those under a heat advisory Friday
Tarrant County is among those under a heat advisory Friday

Today is another good day to stay inside under the AC and sip an icy cold beverage — a heat advisory has been issued for the Metroplex, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service said Friday.

The advisory, which includes a high of 98 degrees with the heat index running between 105 and 108, stretches along and east of Interstate-35 and expires at 7 p.m., said Bianca Villanueva, of the weather service’s Fort Worth office.

Don’t expect much of a breeze to help keep you from frying: southwest winds of just 5 mph are expected.

Heading into the weekend, Star-Telegram media partner predicts a high of 97 degrees Saturday, a low of 80 and a 20 percent chance of isolated thunderstorms. Sunday is much the same, with a high of 96 and a low of 79, but the chances for isolated thunderstorms are 40 percent.

As usual, the weather service says to take it easy during the heat advisory. Plan strenuous activities for early morning or evening; wear lightweight, loose clothing; and drink plenty of water. Call 911 if you suspect heat stroke.

And don’t leave pets or children in a car, even for a minute.