Expect heat index values ​​of up to 112 degrees through Saturday evening

The National Weather Service issued an updated heat advisory at 1:58 p.m. Saturday. The advisory applies to Montague, Cooke, Grayson, Fannin, Lamar, Young, Jack, Wise, Denton, Collin, Hunt, Delta, Hopkins, Palo Pinto, Parker, Tarrant, Dallas, Rockwall, Kaufman, Van Zandt, Rains, Hood, Somervell, Johnson, Ellis, Henderson, Bosque, Hill, Navarro, Freestone, Anderson, McLennan, Limestone and Leon counties.

The heat advisory for Saturday predicts dangerously warm conditions with heat index values ​​of 110 to 112 degrees. For Sunday’s heat advisory, heat index values ​​of up to 109 are expected for north and east central Texas through 7 p.m. tonight.

“Extreme heat and humidity significantly increase the risk of heat-related illness, especially for people who work outdoors or engage in outdoor activities,” the NWS said.

This warning is valid until 19:00

NWS tips for protecting yourself during a heatwave

• Stay hydrated: Stay hydrated.

• Seek shelter: Stay indoors in an air-conditioned room to keep cool.

• Keep an eye on others: Stay out of the sun and keep an eye on your family members and neighbors.

• Ensure the safety of children and pets: Do not leave small children and pets unattended in the vehicle, as the temperature in the car can become life-threatening within minutes.

• Be careful outdoors: When working or spending time outdoors, take extra safety precautions.

• Find the right time: If possible, schedule strenuous activities for the early morning or evening.

• Recognize warning signs: Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

• Dress comfortably: Wear light, loose-fitting clothing to stay cool.

To reduce the risk when working outdoors, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recommends taking frequent breaks in shaded or air-conditioned environments. Anyone who becomes overwhelmed by the heat should be moved to a cool, shaded area. In an emergency, call 911.

Source: National Weather Service