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First Heat Advisory of the Year Issued; Heat Index Forecast Hits 105 Tuesday

A Heat Advisory has been issued for  North Texas for Tuesday and Wednesday. 

While afternoon temperatures are expected in the mid to upper 90s, with high humidity the afternoon heat index will range from 105 to 110.

While there is a slight chance for isolated thunderstorms, most areas will remain dry and hot.

image showing heat index tuesday of 105
NBC 5 News
Heat index expected to climb well above 100 Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Image published June 30, 2020.

If you must spend time outside, make sure you drink plenty of water and take frequent breaks.

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Take time to check on your elderly neighbors and family members to make sure they have the ability to stay cool. Also, make sure your pets have access to cool air and plenty of fresh water.

While the Heat Advisory is in effect through Wednesday, it's possible that it could be extended into the latter part of the week.

Air Quality Tuesday is moderate due to particles in the air from the ongoing African dust storm. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality warns those who are "unusually sensitive to particle pollution, consider reducing your activity level or shorten the amount of time you are active outdoors."

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