The mercury hit 104 in Flower Mound just after 5:00 p.m. Sunday, setting the stage for the area’s hottest week so far this summer.
Forecasters say that upper level high pressure will remain in control across North Texas through the middle part of this week, keeping temperatures above 100 and topping out between 102 and 105 degrees.
By Tuesday and Wednesday, humidity will increase and take heat index values to between 105 and 110 degrees.
In addition, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has issued a Level Orange air pollution watch for the area on Monday, meaning ozone levels may be “unhealthy for sensitive groups”.
Anyone involved in outdoor activities are urged to take frequent breaks and drink plenty of water. Wear loose fitting and light colored clothing.
Never leave young children or pets in an enclosed vehicle, even for a short time, as temperatures can quickly rise to life threatening levels in minutes.
Click here for more heat safety tips from a local physician.