North Texas heat to hit triple digits this week

The North Texas heat is hotter than we typically see this time of year. The region is expecting triple digits later this week.

Fort Worth police report a close call with a child locked in a car on Tuesday. MedStar reports higher than normal heat-related calls. It’s only going to get hotter this weekend.

The Salvation Army in Fort Worth opened a couple of cooling stations on Wednesday. Dallas will open several cooling stations this Friday.

It will take more than a cold mist and an ice cream bar to beat this heat, which can be dangerous.

Fort Worth PD tweeted a photo of a call they made in which the car door closed and locked with the keys and a child inside the car. They immediately called 911. Police say the child was quickly removed and wasn't harmed.

"The smaller the body stature, the more susceptible to getting overheated they become,” said MedStar Paramedic Macara Trusty. “They don't have the protective mechanisms that we do, especially when they're small children and can't voice that they're hot and uncomfortable."

Some people tried to not let the heat interfere with their workouts, but it’s best to stick to cooler times of the day. Some people have no choice because they work outside.

MedStar says the number one thing to do is to drink lots of water.

Just over the Memorial Day weekend, MedStar says it made close to 40 heat-related calls. The number is up over the same time last year because it's been hotter sooner so far this year.

The hottest day in North Texas is expected to be on Saturday with temps as hot as 104 degrees.

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