... Heat advisory remains in effect until 7 PM CDT Saturday for the
four state region except for parts of deep East Texas...
* event... an upper level ridge of high pressure will maintain
very hot conditions over the area. Temperatures on Saturday
will climb to the mid and upper 90s... with heat index values
ranging from 105 to 110 degrees.
* Timing... through 7 PM CDT Saturday.
* Impact... a heat advisory means that hot temperatures and high
humidity will combine to create a situation in which heat
related illnesses are possible. Caution is recommended for
those who will be outdoors.
Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When
possible... reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or
evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat
stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when
possible and drink plenty of water.
To reduce risk during outdoor work... the occupational safety and
health administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks
in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by
heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke
is an emergency... call 9 1 1.
A heat advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is
expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity
will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are
possible. Drink plenty of fluids... stay in an air-conditioned
room... stay out of the sun... and check up on relatives and