It’s going to be a hot, dry week for North Texas with 100-degree days expected for the next eight to 10 days.
Temperatures are expected to reach 100 degrees today with a relative humidity of 25 percent.
Hundred-degrees days are the norm for August, said Jennifer Dunn, meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Fort Worth. On average, August has the most 100-degree days of the year, according to National Weather Service.
A break in the heat might come next week but not a significant cooldown, Dunn said.
Those who have to go out into the heat should take precautions, she said. Heat stroke and heat exhaustion are typical this time of year, but they can be easily prevented, according to a release with tips to beat the heat from MedStar.
▪ Drink plenty of water throughout the day
▪ Keep your body cool by staying in a well-ventilated place
▪ If you are active during a hot day and start to feel hot or lightheaded, stop the activity and rest in a cool place out of the sun
▪ Do not leave children in cars and lock your car to prevent children from locking themselves inside.
▪ Avoid absorbing the sun’s light and trapping heat, by wearing light-colored, loose-fitting clothes
Tuesday: Highs around 100. Overnight lows in the upper 70s.
Wednesday: Highs around 100. Overnight lows in the upper 70s.
Thursday: Highs around 100. Overnight lows in the upper 70s.
Friday: Highs around 100. Overnight lows around the 80s.
Saturday: Highs around 100. Overnight lows around the 80s.
This story contains material from the Star-Telegram archives.
Rafael Sears: 817-390-7657, @searsrafael