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BY ALEXANDRIA RANDOLPH
DISPATCH RECORD 
High heat will continue this week, National Weather Service officials said. 
At 2:42 a.m. Tuesday, the NWS issued a hazardous weather outlook for Lampasas, Coryell, Bell and other nearby counties due to high heat. 
“Heat index values will reach around 105 to 108 degrees in many locations,” the outlook read. “Take necessary precautions to avoid heat-related illnesses.”
Counties to the northeast of Lampasas also are under a heat advisory.
The heat will continue through the week and weekend, officials said. 
“Heat index values on Wednesday will once again reach upwards of 105 to 110 degrees, especially along and east of the Interstate 35 corridor,” NWS meteorologists said. “Hot weather will continue into the weekend, with heat indices still reaching upwards of 105 in some spots.”
Clear skies and temperatures in the upper 90s have been predicted through Monday. 
Meteorologists also have cited a chance of storms this afternoon and evening in North Texas counties. 
“Isolated thunderstorms may develop generally northeast of a Sherman to Emory line this afternoon and evening,” officials said. “Lightning, brief heavy rain and gusty winds would be the main threats.”