People, this weekend is going to be hot.  If you've got outdoor plans, be aware of the heat advisory issued by the National Weather Service (NWS).  The heat advisory will be in effect for Denton, Collin, Tarrant and Dallas counties beginning Friday, July 20 and ending at 8 p.m. on Saturday, July 21.

The NWS released that the maximum heat index for today is around 105 degrees, but that temperatures will soar to the 105-108 degree range on Saturday.  Low temperatures tonight will stay at or above 78 degrees.

In addition, the NWS included precautionary actions to avoid heat-related illnesses or injuries:

  • 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 lightweight 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.

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