Take the necessary precautions today as temperatures continue to bake the area. Heat indices will be in the triple digits as the actual air temperatures will be near or surpass 100 degrees.

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Today is the first day of school for Bismarck. It may be a good idea to drive the children to school if they do not take the bus. Make sure the elderly are safe and cool. Check on them from time to time today. Do not forget about your animals and pets. They too need shade and fresh water. If you're working outdoors, take plenty of breaks in the shade, stay hydrated and know the signs of a heat stroke. The heat warning is in effect until 7pm today.