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Short break from excessive heat is on the way

Heat warnings, advisories in effect until tomorrow night
Heat warnings, advisories in effect until tomorrow night 02:53

NORTH TEXAS ( – We've now transitioned from the entire area being under an excessive heat warning, to most of the area being under an excessive heat warning. Red River counties are under a heat advisory. 

We're expecting, and hoping, the warnings and advisories to drop tomorrow night. 

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At 5 p.m. Tuesday, DFW tied a record high heat index (feels like temperature) of 117°. The record was originally set on June 27, 1980. 

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Now, we turn to the chance of storms. Because the ridge is breaking down and shifting a little farther southwest over the next couple of days, we get a little cool down. 

Now we have to watch for weakening storm systems overnight.  

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There could be a couple stronger storms to the west on Wednesday afternoon. The main threats would be damaging winds and hail. 

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 Overnight and into Thursday morning, we'll watch our counties to the east. 

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It's the same story for Thursday night into Friday. Then the ridge takes over again and things heat up for the weekend and through next week. 

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