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North Texas Heat Advisory Continues, With Rain Likely Later This Week

The advisory is in place until approximately 8 p.m. on July 4

As we near Independence Day, ensure you're ready for the heat if you plan to celebrate outdoors. A heat advisory is in place until the evening of July 4, 2024. 

According to the National Weather Service, Dallas, Denton, Collin and other North Texas counties are in for serious heat. The 4th of July is set to be sunny, with a high near 97 degrees and a heat index value as high as 105 degrees. Temperatures are expected to cool slightly around 8 p.m. but are still likely to remain in the upper 90s. 

The weather service urges those planning to be outdoors to stay hydrated, take regular breaks in shaded areas and wear lightweight, light-colored clothing.

But as we approach the end of the week and into the weekend, storms are likely to cool things down. There's a chance of isolated to scattered storms as a weak frontal boundary moves into North Texas from Friday into Saturday. 

Expect unsettled weather through early next week, with more clouds, daily rain chances and temperatures staying near normal. Morning lows will be around the mid-70s, while afternoon highs will range generally from the low to mid-90s.

According to CBS News, Hurricane Beryl is a factor in the upcoming storms. Currently, this extremely dangerous hurricane is expected to make landfall in Jamaica tomorrow as a powerful Category 3 storm. By July 4, it will approach the Cayman Islands as a Category 2 hurricane. By Friday, it will reach the Yucatan Peninsula and begin to weaken upon making landfall.

The upper air pattern is facilitating the arrival of tropical rain from Hurricane Beryl into Texas. By the end of the weekend, Texas will be situated between two high-pressure systems. This region, known as a "COL," is a weak low-pressure area that acts like a magnet, drawing moisture from the south towards it.

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