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North Texans Bracing For Hot, Muggy Weather

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The concern over a heat advisory didn't stop residents from drying out from the last few weeks of rain.

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- This wave of back to the heat comes with a warning for you, but North Texans appear to be embracing it anyway. Our Steve Pickett continues our team coverage. He is live for us in Downtown Dallas to explain. Hey Steve.

STEVE PICKETT: As you know, Ken, as Scott just mentioned, there's concern about that combination of humidity and the high rising temperatures, right, but I got to tell you. A lot of folks here Downtown throughout the city that we saw today didn't focus so much about this concern about the heat advisory. They were focused much on getting relief from that rain from last week.

No one apparently told them, and from the look and feel from the sights and scenes along Downtown's busiest boulevards, no one worried about being told.

- First of all, it's been raining like a mug for the last two weeks. And it's supposed to be summer. You know what I'm saying?

STEVE PICKETT: Clearly a lot of people know what you're saying and doing today. Despite sauna-like conditions with a heat index rising close to public health warning levels, families at Dallas's Ridgewood Park soaked up this day. Even along the heat-generating concrete sidewalks of Main or Commerce, there's plenty of city tourists and downtown workers coming out and not staying in.

ROBIN KRAASE: We've definitely been spoiled the last couple of weeks with a lot lower temperatures than normal and especially the rain. That faster?

STEVE PICKETT: Robin Kraase and daughter Charlotte joining others today assessing this heat and humidity combination more as a moment of opportunity instead of a day of oppressive outdoor conditions.

KATELYN MOYLE: Well, I mean, it's been raining like forever. And we have not got outside for like, a long, long time.

RYAN DILLIN: We know the heat was going to come at some point here. And we've been fortunate to have a lot of rain and cooler weather and been taking advantage of it outdoors, but we know it's coming, so take advantage of while we can.

STEVE PICKETT: Are you listening to those priorities, folks? You heard our weather guys talking about what it's going to feel like, and those folks are just happy to be away from the rain. Yes, they know the scorching temperatures and the summer of North Texas is coming, but today, even with the humidity, folks were actually soaking it up. Reporting live, Steve Pickett. "CBS 11 News."