Hottest temperatures of the year expected this week

A ridge of high pressure will continue to settle in across much of the region through this week. As a result, hot conditions are forecast through a majority of the week with little chances for precipitation.

High temperatures will soar into the mid to upper 90s across all of north and central Texas with heat index values climbing into the 100 to 105 degree range, especially on Monday and Tuesday.

Persons that must be outside during peak heating should remember to:

  • take frequent breaks
  • remain hydrated with cold, non-alcoholic, non-caffeinated beverages
  • wear lightweight and light colored clothing
  • eat smaller, but more frequent meals

Know the signs of heat related illnesses or heat stroke and be sure to check up on elderly individuals. Also, never leave children or pets unattended in a vehicle. Temperatures inside a vehicle are often 20 to 30 degrees warmer than ambient temperatures outside.