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Heat advisory in effect for Chaves County

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The National Weather Service in Albuquerque issued a heat advisory Thursday for Chaves County, with dry conditions and temperatures of near 105 degrees predicted through the end of the week.

Heat advisories issued by the National Weather Service at 11:45 a.m. Thursday were to be in effect from noon to 7 p.m. Thursday, with another to go into effect Friday from noon to 7 p.m. Conditions are forecast to possibly continue into Saturday.

“Very dry air and abundant sunshine are expected under a broad high pressure system. A moist cold front will bring welcome relief from the heat and a chance for thunderstorms Sunday,” according to the advisory.

The advisory states that hazardous heat will increase the risks associated with heat-related illnesses — such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke — in people and animals. Large amounts of sunshine and a high sun angle could lead to increased chances of sunburns on exposed skin.

The advisory urges people to limit strenuous outdoor activity and when possible, reschedule activities for early morning or evening hours when temperatures are cooler. People are also encouraged to wear light and loose-fitting clothing and to drink water.

Breaking news reporter Alex Ross can be reached at 575-622-7710, ext. 301, or at breakingnews@rdrnews.com.