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The National Weather Service said a ridge of high pressure aloft will build and strengthen over the Southern Plains and north Texas late this week into the weekend. A return to above normal heat is expected with highs climbing into the upper 90s to 104 degrees for several days on end.
In addition, humidity will begin returning to the area with increasing south winds near 15 mph each day. As a result, few areas could see heat index values reach or exceed 105 degrees Wednesday and beyond. Most areas will remain hot and dry into the weekend.
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.
The National Weather Service in Fort Worth advised it is closely monitoring a tropical disturbance in the west central Gulf of Mexico that is expected to move through central and northern Texas. This system, while relatively fast moving, has the potential to bring renewed flash flooding and river flooding to much of the area.
This system will be a prolific rain producer, and flash flooding will be a major threat Tuesday through Thursday morning.