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Hot, humid week looms for North Texas

Heat index values are expected to stay in the triple digits through the end of the week in North Texas.
Heat index values are expected to stay in the triple digits through the end of the week in North Texas. Courtesy

Rain showers could fall in North Texas today, but sun and humidity are expected to drive the heat index into the triple digits the next few days.

There’s a 30 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms this morning, with chances of lightly scattered afternoon thunderstorms, National Weather Service meteorologist Matt Bishop said.

Temperatures are expected to reach the mid 90s for the next couple days, he said, but it will feel like 100 to 105 degrees.

Today’s high will reach 93 to 94 degrees, and the Wednesday high should be 94 to 95 degrees. Low temperatures are expected to be 75 degrees today, 76 Wednesday.

Chances for rain will lessen as the week progresses and the humidity may dissipate Sunday and Monday, he said.

“Within the next week we should get a break from the really oppressive humidity we’re feeling out there,” Bishop said.

Among the tips at www.nws.noaa.gov/om/heat/during.shtml for dealing with the heat:

  • Plan strenuous activity for the coolest time of day.
  • Wear lightweight, loose clothing.
  • Plan light meals, such as fruit or salads.
  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Use fans, but not aimed directly at you. “The dry blowing air will dehydrate you faster, endangering your health,” says the website.
  • Stay out of the sun.
  • Check on the sick and elderly, and keep pets safe from the heat.
  • More tips: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Dylan Bradley: 817-390-7984, @dbradley1220

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