Another hot, humid day ahead for North Texas

Another hot, humid and sunny day in store for North Texas Wednesday.
Another hot, humid and sunny day in store for North Texas Wednesday. Courtesy

It’s probably no shock to anyone that heat and humidity are in the forecast again — after all, this is Texas in the summer.

The heat can kill — a Melissa man is under arrest in the death of his 6-month-old daughter, who was left in a car. Remember to never leave a child or pet in a car, even for a few minutes. Make sure to hydrate often, especially if you are taking part in strenuous activities outside.

Today’s high should reach 97 with a heat index value as high as 103. That’s just above normal — the average high for this time of year is in the low 90s.

Tuesday’s low of 80 tied records set in 1953 and 2010 for high minimum temperature, according to the National Weather Service website.

The average temperature so far this month is 92, about the same as June last year, which averaged a high of 91.5, according to the National Weather Service.

The low for tonight will be a muggy 78 with possible wind gusts up to 20 mph.

“[The wind] absolutely helps, it makes humans feel better,” weather service meteorologist Ted Ryan said. “When we sweat, the wind helps evaporate that sweat and cools down our bodies.”

Tomorrow looks like more of the same with a high of 96, a low of 76 and heat index values reaching up to 102.

Ryan said low chances for afternoon showers and thunderstorms could return early next week.

Azia Branson: 817-390-7547, @aziabranson