Today is expected to be one of the hottest days so far this year across North and Central Texas.
Skies will be mostly sunny and highs will hit the mid 90’s up to 104 degrees. The afternoon heat index will reach 100-113 degrees. A heat advisory is in effect for our area.
If you’re thinking, “Of course it’s hot, it’s July!”, then you’re right! However, it’s important to remember that heat can kill. The National Weather Service warns citizens to be aware of the signs of heat exhaustion versus heat stroke.
If you’re feeling faint or dizzy, and experience excessive sweating then you might be experiencing heat exhaustion. Grab a drink of water and cool off somewhere out of the heat.
If you’re getting hot and suddenly stop sweating or get a throbbing headache and/or nausea then you might be experiencing a heat stroke. This is an emergency situation, and your body is no longer able to cool off on its own. It can even be fatal without seeking the help you need. If you or someone you know has signs of a heat stroke be sure to call 9-1-1 and take action to cool down until help arrives.