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Dangerous heat returns | Central Texas Forecast

Heat advisories are in place for several Central Texas counties through Thursday afternoon

TEXAS, USA — A heat advisory is posted for the greater Waco/Temple/Killeen area as heat index values are expected to rise above 105 degrees again tomorrow. Hot weather will continue through the weekend with heat indices exceeding 105 degrees each afternoon.

Hot temps and high humidity across the 6 News viewing area will increase the risk for heat-related illnesses to occur the next couple of days. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the Central Texas sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances.

Take extra precautions if you spend time outside. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear lightweight and loose fitting clothing when possible. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location.

There will be an elevated fire weather threat during the afternoon hours Thursday through Sunday west of the IH-35 corridor and particularly west of the US Highway 281 corridor where vegetation is dried out and where ongoing fires are already occurring.

A weak front may provide some relief and low rain chances by Monday for Central Texas and the Brazos Valley.

Tonight: Clear sky, low temp: 77. South wind 10 to 15 mph, gusts to 25 mph.

Thursday: Sunny and hot, high temp: 102. South wind around 10 mph.

Thursday Night: Clear, low 77. South around 10, gusts to 20 mph.

Friday: Sunny and hot, high 105. Southwest 5 to 10, gusts to 20 mph.

Friday Night: Mostly clear, low 77. South around 10, gusts to 20 mph.

Saturday: Mostly sunny and hot, high 103. Southwest 5 to 10 mph.

Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, low 77. Southeast wind around 5 mph.

Sunday: Mostly sunny and hot, high 102. Southwest around 5 mph.