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North Texas is still under a heat warning, but a weak ‘cold front’ is on its way


A heat advisory in North Texas has been extended through Friday night, with temperatures across the area hovering in the mid-100s — though a slight reprieve is on its way.

A “cold front” moving into North Texas this weekend will bring temperatures down a few notches.

But don’t break out the coats just yet.

"It's slowly kind of coming down a little bit here as we hope to have a weak cold front by Saturday, which will put temperatures in the mid-90s," said National Weather Service meteorologist Patricia Sánchez.

The "cooler" weather won't last long — temperatures are expected to return to triple-digits by Monday.

Meanwhile, triple-digit temperatures are forecast through Friday. Tuesday was the hottest day of the year so far, with temperatures reaching 108 degrees at DFW Airport.

Meteorologists with the National Weather Service in Fort Worth strongly recommend people stay indoors as and avoid the sun during peak heat hours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Sanchez says heat stroke can develop quickly.

"Stay indoors with the AC. If the AC doesn't work, go somewhere like a library or museum, the mall, somewhere that has it. If you must be outdoors, stay hydrated. Take frequent breaks in the shade and check on relatives and outdoor workers to make sure they're safe," Sanchez said.

Born in London, Morning Producer and Podcast Host Katherine Hobbs has lived across the U.S. since 2001. Prior to joining KERA, she produced three podcasts for WJCT Public Media and Florida Public Media and wrote for Jacksonville Magazine, Autism Parenting Magazine and EU Jacksonville, among others. Katherine is thrilled to return to Texas after briefly living in Austin to share the stories that impact our North Texas community. When she’s not working, Katherine can be found admiring public libraries and visiting penguin colonies around the world.
Rebekah Morr is KERA's All Things Considered newscaster and producer. She came to KERA from NPR headquarters in Washington, D.C., where she worked as a news assistant at Weekend All Things Considered.