Heat advisory issued for Wednesday and Thursday

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The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory from noon Wednesday through 7 p.m. Thursday for Northeast Texas, Southwest Arkansas, and Southeast Oklahoma.

According to the advisory afternoon heat indices will range from 105 to 108 degrees each day due to a strong upper level ridge of high pressure will begin to expand northeast across much of the region Wednesday.

A heat advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible.

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Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when possible and drink plenty of water.

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