A Heat Advisory has been issued for portions of north central Texas effective at noon today and through 7pm Wednesday evening.

This includes the following counties:  Wise, Denton, Collin, Parker, Tarrant, Dallas, Hood, Somervell, Johnson, Ellis, Bosque, Hill and McLennan.

Highs today and tomorrow ranging between 103 and 105 will be likely. Heat Index values should remain close to the actual air temperature each afternoon, but since we’re expecting a string of days with temperatures exceeding 100 degrees, this heat advisory will likely be continued and may even be expanded to include additional locations as we continue through the work week ahead.

Stay indoors under air conditioning as much as possible.  Avoid engaging in outdoor activities during the afternoon when temperatures peak.  Be sure to stay hydrated and make sure outdoor pets have access to shade and plenty of water.  Also be sure to check on elderly neighbors who may be extra sensitive to the heat.  Unfortunately, this hot and dry trend across much of Texas is expected to continue on into the weekend with highs in the 100-105+ degree range expected each day.  Rain chances continue to look slim across most of the state with the exception of far northern Texas and the Texas panhandle region which are on the northern periphery of the ridge of high pressure, and far western Texas where daily monsoonal showers and storms remain possible.