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North Texas creeps toward 100 degrees heading into July 4

An air quality alert is in effect Today as temperatures in North Texas continue to rise.
An air quality alert is in effect Today as temperatures in North Texas continue to rise. Courtesy

Near-triple-digit temperatures are coming to North Texas in time for July 4.

“It’s going to be hot, so don’t spend too much time in the sun without properly hydrating,” said Juan Hernandez, National Weather Service meteorologist.

The heat isn’t the only danger creeping up on North Texas. An air quality alert was issued for area, meaning more sensitive groups, such as the elderly and people with respiratory problems or heart or lung disease should limit their time outdoors, he said.

To reduce pollution, share rides, walk, ride a bicycle and keep vehicles properly tuned, he said.

Today

Highs and lows: High of 97 degrees about 4 p.m., low of 76 degrees at 6:26 a.m.

Heat index value: 99-degree heat index value to hit peak at about 4 p.m.

Rain chances: Less than 10 percent all day

Outlook

Friday: Sunny and hot with high of 98 degrees. Friday night will stay mostly clear with lows in the mid 70s.

Saturday: Sunny and hot with high of 98 degrees. Saturday night will stay mostly clear with lows in the upper 70s.

July 4: Mostly sunny with a 20 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms. Highs expected to hit 99 degrees. Heat index readings could reach up to 105 degrees at about 4 p.m. Monday night will be partly cloudy with lows in the upper 70s.

Dylan Bradley: 817-390-7984, @dbradley1220

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