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Severe Thunderstorms For The Upper Midwest; Monsoon Continues In The Southwest

Strong to severe thunderstorms will be possible today in portions of the upper Midwest into the Great Lakes region. Heavy rain, large hail, and damaging winds will all be possible, but a tornado cannot be ruled out either. The monsoonal flash flood threat remains until midweek in the Desert Southwest and Southern Rockies. Hot temperatures return to the middle of the country today. Read More >

A Heat Advisory is in effect along and north of a line from Mineral Wells to Cleburne to Ennis to Kaufman through 8 PM Wednesday. High temperatures in this area will be in the upper 90s to 101 degrees and when you factor in the humidity, it will feel like it is 105 to 109 degrees.
After a day of relief on Monday, the heat returns today! High temperatures will be in the mid 90s to around 100 degrees across North and Central Texas. Heat index values will be in the 98 to 108 degree range. A Heat Advisory is in effect for areas along and north of a line from Mineral Wells to Cleburne to Kaufman to Cooper where heat index values will reach around 105 to 108 degrees. Remember to stay hydrated, avoid strenuous activity, and never leave pets or children unattended!
After a cooler day yesterday, the heat will return today and continue through Friday. As a summer cold front moves into the region, there will be an increase in clouds, a chance of showers and thunderstorms, and it will be a little "cooler" this weekend.
A weak cold front will approach the region from the north on Thursday and Friday, but will begin to slow down and stall as it moves into Oklahoma. Showers and thunderstorms are expected to develop along the front each day, and will have the potential to drift southwestward into the region. Initially, only locations north of I-20 have a chance for thunderstorms Thursday night and into Friday, but by Friday night and through Sunday, a risk for showers and storms will expand across all of North and Central Texas.
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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