KAUFMAN COUNTY, Texas — The National Weather Service (NWS) in Fort Worth, Texas, has issued a Heat Advisory for portions of North Texas, including Kaufman County, for Wednesday and Thursday.
The Heat Advisory will be in effect from noon Wednesday to 7 p.m. on Thursday, according to the NWS.
"A Heat Advisory means that afternoon heat index values are expected to meet or exceed 105 degrees for at least two consecutive days," states the NWS.
Temperatures are expected to be between 98 and 101 degrees with heat index values between 105 and 110 degrees.
The National Weather Service warns area residents to check on persons with health problems and the elderly as they are most susceptible to heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
"Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heatstroke," states the NWS. "Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency - call 911."
Individuals should also take extra precautions if working outside, wear light-weight and fitting clothing, and drink plenty of water. Strenuous outdoor activity or work should be rescheduled to early morning or evening hours and, if not possible, should schedule frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments.
"Never leave young children or pets in an enclosed vehicle, even for a short time, as temperatures can quickly rise to life threatening levels," continues the NWS.