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Severe Thunderstorms for the Midwest, Monsoon in the Southwest, Heat Continues in Southern and Central U.S on Wednesday

Strong to severe thunderstorms will be possible Wednesday in portions of the Midwest. Heavy rain, hail and damaging winds will all be possible, but a tornado cannot be ruled out either. The monsoonal flash flood threat remains in the Desert Southwest and Southern Rockies. Hot temperatures continue in the Southern Plains and Mississippi Valley. Heat Advisories are in effect. Read More >

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Last Map Update: Wed, Jul. 26, 2017 at 3:46:19 pm CDT

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Thursday will be one of the hottest days so far this year across North and Central Texas. Skies will be mostly sunny and highs will be in the mid 90s to 104 degrees. Afternoon heat index values will reach 100 to 113 degrees! A Heat Advisory is in effect for areas along and east of a Killeen to Bowie line through 8 PM Thursday where heat index values will reach 105 to 113 degrees. Remember to stay hydrated, avoid strenuous activity, and never leave pets or children unattended!
It will be mostly sunny and hot again today. Isolated showers are possible this afternoon along and northwest of a Comanche to Sherman line. There is also a slight chance of thunderstorms southeast of a Killeen to Canton line. Gusty winds and heavy rain as well as cloud to ground lightning may accompany some of the storms. Highs today will be in the mid 90s to around 100 degrees with heat index values of 99 to 109 degrees. A Heat Advisory is in effect for areas along and east of a Killeen to Bowie line through 8 PM Thursday where heat index values will reach 105 to 109 degrees. Remember to stay hydrated, avoid strenuous activity, and never leave pets or children unattended!
A Heat Advisory will be in effect through Thursday evening for counties along and east of a Bowie to Killeen line, including the I- 35 corridor. High temperatures in this area will rise into the upper 90s to 102 degrees. When you factor in the humidity, the heat index values will rise into the 105 to 109 range.
It will be hot through Friday followed by a cooling trend for the weekend. Thursday is expected to be one of the hottest days so far this summer with highs in the mid 90s to 105 degrees. The combination of the heat and humidity will make it feel like it is 100 to 113 degrees!
It is July in Texas and it's hot. So you're probably thinking why is the National Weather Service telling us about the heat? Well, it's simple: heat kills. Know the signs of heat exhaustion versus heat stroke. Faint or dizzy with excessive sweating, that's heat exhaustion. Get to a cooler place and drink water. What if you or someone you know, is in the heat and suddenly stop sweating, get a throbbing headache and/or nausea? Well, these are signs of a Heat Stroke and this is an emergency situation. Your body is no longer able to cool off and if you don't get immediate care---it can be potentially fatal. If you're suffering from Heat Stroke, you should call 9-1-1 and then immediately take action to cool down. as you wait for help to arrive.

 
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