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HEAT ADVISORY extended through Friday evening

Afternoon heat index values expected at or above 108° heading into the weekend
A HEAT ADVISORY has been extended for most of the Brazos Valley through 7pm Friday.
A HEAT ADVISORY has been extended for most of the Brazos Valley through 7pm Friday.(KBTX)
Published: Aug. 12, 2020 at 8:24 PM CDT
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BRYAN, Texas (KBTX) -The National Weather Service has extended a HEAT ADVISORY for a majority of the Brazos Valley through 7pm Friday.

High pressure is in control of Texas’ weather pattern, leading to hot, dry, mid-August days statewide. Afternoon highs are expected to top off between 98° and 102° locally.

Factor in thick, Gulf of Mexico air in place and heat index values will range between 107° and 110° again Thursday and Friday afternoon. An important reminder, that is what it is expected to feel like in the shade. Step into direct sunlight and it could feel another 10° or more hotter on top of that.

Forecast Heat Index Values through August 19th
Forecast Heat Index Values through August 19th(KBTX)

According to the National Weather Service, precautionary and preparedness actions include:

  • Drink plenty of water / fluids
  • Stay in an air-conditioned room, when possible
  • Stay out of the direct sunlight, when possible
  • Check on relatives and neighbors
  • Young children and pets should never be left in unattended vehicles
  • Reschedule strenuous activities early in the morning or evening
  • Wear light-colored, loose-fitting clothing, when possible
  • Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool, shaded location. Then call 9-1-1.

Forecast highs are anticipated between 100° and 103° in Bryan-College Station through Monday afternoon.

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