North Texas heat advisory extended through Friday

Heat safety tips for summer.
Heat safety tips for summer. Courtesy

North Texas has another hot day in store today and Friday is looking even hotter.

Today’s high is expected to reach 96 degrees, with a heat index value of 105 degrees. The day’s low of 78 degrees came and went at dawn.

The normal high for this time of year is 91 degrees with a low of 71, National Weather Service meteorologist Jason Dunn said.

“We’re a little more humid than we usually are, which is why the heat index values are so high,” he said.

People should avoid going outside from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., he said.

The biggest problem every summer are children and pets left in hot vehicles, he said.

“You don’t even need a heat advisory for that. It only takes a few minutes for bad things to happen,” Dunn said.

Friday is shaping up as the hottest day yet, with a forecast high of 100 degrees, he said.

Dylan Bradley: 817-390-7984, @dbradley1220