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Pamela Gould reports on City Hall. You can reach her at 540-735-1972 or pgould@freelancestar.com. Robyn Sidersky reports on city schools. You can reach her at 540-374-5413 or rsidersky@freelancestar.com.

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Update: Severe thunderstorm watch in addition to heat advisory

UPDATE: The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm watch for the region through 8 p.m. That’s in addition to the heat advisory issued earlier.

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In case you missed it, or haven’t ventured outdoors yet, the city of Fredericksburg and the surrounding region are headed for a hot and humid day that could pose a health risk.

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for the region from noon to 7 p.m.

A heat index of 105 degrees is possible today, which creates the risk of heat-related illnesses such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

Stay indoors if you can. Wear loose fitting and light-colored clothing and drink plenty of water.

Check out the signs of heat stroke and first aid tips from Web MD.

Immediately call 9-1-1 if you suspect heat stroke.

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