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Summer Cold Front Brings Thunderstorms, Small Hail to North Texas Sunday

The storms brought a wind gust recorded above 50 mph to DFW Airport and reports of small hail around the area

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A summer cold front brought strong winds, heavy rain and small hail to many parts of North Texas Sunday afternoon, prompting Severe Thunderstorm Warnings in many counties throughout the day.

At different times Sunday, the National Weather Service issued warnings for parts of Collin, Dallas, Denton, Hill, Johnson, Tarrant and Wise counties.

The rain was torrential in some places and wind gusts as high as 50 mph were recorded at DFW Airport. Flood Advisories were also issued in a few counties.

Oppressive heat continued in the first part of the day Sunday, with the high temperatures reaching the mid to upper 90s and heat index values up to 109. A Heat Advisory expired at 7 p.m. Sunday.

A few showers lingered into Monday morning. As the front moves south into Central Texas on Monday afternoon, the rain chances will decrease.

The entire upcoming workweek will be slightly cooler with highs in the low to mid-90s. Temperatures will be on the rise again as we head into next weekend.

Heat Advisory Tips

With heat like this, you'll want to take precautions and be prepared.

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Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors to make sure they are staying cool.

Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances. According to the National Safety Council, if it's 95 degrees outside the internal temperature of a car could climb to 129 degrees in 30 minutes. After just 10 minutes, temperatures inside could reach 114 degrees.

A child's body temperature heats up three to five times faster than an adult and heatstroke can begin when a person's core body temperature reaches 104 degrees. A core temperature of 107 degrees is lethal, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services.

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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 heatstroke. Wear lightweight and loose-fitting clothing when possible. 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. Heatstroke is an emergency! Call 911. The CDC has more here on heat-related illnesses.

Take care of your pets by providing them fresh, cool water and plenty of shade. Also, pets should not be left outside and unattended for too long. It's too hot and they need to be brought inside.

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