...Heat advisory in effect from noon Thursday to 10 PM CDT Friday...
The National Weather Service in Fort Worth has issued a heat advisory...which is in effect from noon Thursday to 10 PM CDT Friday.
* Location...all areas along and east of a line from Graham to Killeen...including the Sherman...Dallas Fort Worth...Waco...Temple and Killeen areas.
* Temperature...high temperatures from around 100 to 105 degrees with heat index readings reaching the 105 to 108 degree range.
* Impacts...those exposed to the extreme heat over a prolonged period may develop heat related illnesses.
A heat advisory means that afternoon heat index values are expected to meet or exceed 105 degrees for at least two consecutive days.
Be sure to check on persons with health problems and the elderly...as they are the most susceptible to heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Never leave Young children or pets in an enclosed vehicle...even for a short time...as temperatures can quickly rise to life threatening levels.
Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible...reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when possible and drink plenty of water.
To reduce risk during outdoor work the occupational safety and health administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency - call 911.