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Heat advisory in effect across South Plains

A heat advisory remains in effect until 7 a.m. Tuesday across the South Plains.

Daytime heat index values will range from 105 to 109 degrees with an overnight low temperatures of 75 degrees or warmer.

The National Weather Service warns that extended outdoor exposure and physical activity can cause sunstroke, heat cramps and heat exhaustion. These activities should be avoided whenever possible to minimize health hazards.

Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible, NWS advises that you reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening.

Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear lightweight and loose fitting clothing when possible and drink plenty of water.

To reduce risk during outdoor work, the occupational safety and health administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments.

Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency: call 911.

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