Dallas weather: Excessive Heat Warning in effect through Wednesday

An Excessive Heat Warning has been issued until Wednesday evening for much of North Texas.

Wednesday is expected to be the hottest day of the week, according to the FOX 4 Weather team.

But it will hopefully be less humid. So after days of a heat index between 114 and 116 degrees, it should top out at a less brutal 110 on Wednesday.


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In Texas, the average daily high temperatures have increased by 2.4 degrees — 0.8 degrees per decade — since 1993, according data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

The heat warning is expected to be downgraded to a Heat Advisory on Thursday and Friday.

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On Tuesday, the heat index climbed to 116 in Denton.

MedStar crews treated 12 patients for heat-related illnesses on Tuesday. 10 of those patients were taken to area hospitals and one of them was in critical condition.

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North Texans unable to stay inside try to stay cool in triple-digit heat

Most people are choosing to stay inside to stay safe from this dangerous heat, but some don't have much of an option.

The triple-digit heat should slowly retreat later this week and fall below 100 by Sunday.

And rain chances may go up into the weekend and on Monday.

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Stay cool and hydrated throughout the week!

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