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Air quality alert continues for Dallas-Fort Worth area

Above normal temperatures will continue through the weekend in the D-FW area and the rest of North Texas.

DALLAS — The heat is on across North Texas, and it will not let up through the weekend.

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We are nowhere near record-setting heat, but the heat can still be dangerous if you are not careful! So, make sure you are still practicing heat safety when outdoors for a long period of time. Keep an eye on your neighbors, pets and babies!  

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The heat and humidity accentuate health issues from pollution, so there is an Air Quality Alert also called an "Ozone Action Day" for the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

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How can you help? 

  • Share a ride to work
  • Walk to your intended location
  • Ride a bicycle 
  • Take your lunch to work
  • Avoid drive-thru lanes
  • Keep your vehicle properly tuned

Will there be any relief? 

Yes!

But we'll have to wait until next Monday into Tuesday.

A summertime cold front will move into North Texas on Monday bringing a chance for showers and storms starting Monday afternoon into Monday evening.

Monday will still be warm with highs in the 90s, but after that front moves through highs will only be in the 80s by Tuesday!

The chance for showers and storms will continue into Monday night before ending from north to south Tuesday morning.

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It will be a hot weekend before a brief cool-down next week.

Enjoy the brief cool-down because it will not last long! We'll be back in the 90s as soon as Wednesday.

This weekend

Temps will continue to stay above normal through the weekend. Highs will be in the upper 90s. Humidity will be out there but will not be the worst ever, especially Saturday.

On Sunday the humidity may increase a bit, which will cause afternoon heat index values to climb above 100°.

Any outdoor plans this weekend will be just fine except have a way to stay cool and stay hydrated!

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Father's Day will be hot and dry.