Dangerous Heat Grips Texas, Southern and Midwest States

Make sure you are staying hydrated and spending as much time in the air conditioning as possible.

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The hottest stretch of the summer will continue in North Texas through the middle of this week.

Monday, a heat advisory is in effect. The heat index will range from 105-110 degrees.

An Excessive Heat Watch has also been issued for Tuesday. Tuesday afternoon's high will reach 103 degrees with heat index values between 110 and 115 degrees.

During weather conditions like this heat stroke and heat exhaustion can set in quickly. Make sure you are staying hydrated and spending as much time in the air conditioning as possible.

Forecasters are warning of dangerously hot weather across a wide stretch of the U.S. South and Midwest.

The National Weather Service says parts of 13 states on Monday will be under heat advisories, from Texas, Louisiana and Florida in the South to Missouri and Illinois in the Midwest.

The weather service says it will be even hotter across northwestern Mississippi, northern Louisiana and Arkansas, where the heat index could reach 115 degrees.

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Before the Storm
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Stay Safe During a Hail Storm
 
At Home?
  • Head indoors immediately
  • If time allows, close all drapes, blinds or shades to prevent broken glass from entering your home.
  • Stay away from windows and skylights (any exterior glass) and head to a safe location inside your home, ideally only with interior walls.
Outdoors?
  • Cover your head and seek shelter indoors immediately.
  • If you are trapped outside, get to a low-lying area and try to protect your head. Use clothing if it's all you have.
Driving?
  • Stay inside your vehicle.
  • Slow down or pull over and stop at a safe location. DO NOT stop under a highway overpass. You may be protecting your vehicle, but you could be forcing other people to stop behind you.
  • Turn your back to windows or cover yourself with a blanket, coat or spare clothing to protect yourself from breaking glass.
  • If you have a sunroof, try to find something to protect your head.

 


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