Texas Heat Wave

The National Weather Service in Fort Worth has issued a heat advisory for much of North Texas, including Denton County, from 1 p.m. Tuesday through 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Temperatures are expected to be near 100 degrees, with heat indexes of 105 to 110 degrees.

Impacts include heat-related illnesses for people and pets if not kept cool and hydrated. The weather service says to be sure to check on persons with health problems and the elderly, as they are the most susceptible to heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Also, when possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning evening.

Never leave children or pets in an enclosed vehicle, even for a short time, as temperatures can quickly rise to life-threatening levels.

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