The metroplex is bracing for its first summer heat wave, with temperatures anticipated to soar into the triple digits.

According to the National Weather Service, the heat index value could range between 104 to 107 degrees throughout the next few days. On average, low temperatures will settle to 81 degrees at night.

Fortunately, south-southeast winds will be 5 to 10 mph, mitigating the stagnant heat. On Friday, wind gusts are expected to reach 25 mph.

Friday will be the hottest day of the week, with a high of 101 degrees and a heat index of 107.

With excessive heat, it is important to take precautionary measures to deter any heat-related issues. Heat advisory messaging suggests staying hydrated, wearing lightweight clothing, and limiting outdoor activities.

Look for heat exhaustion symptoms such as dizziness, sweating, fatigue, weakness, and pale and clammy skin. The CDC recommends moving anyone suffering these symptoms into a cool area and getting medical attention if symptoms last longer than an hour or worsen.