Excessive Heat Advisories Issued for San Antonio, Austin, Hill Country

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Headlines: 

Very Hot Temperatures Expected Today through Early Next Week...Peaking Sunday and Monday...with Monday Likely Being the Hottest DayHeat  Advisory in Effect Until 7 pm Sunday for Portions of the Hill Country  and Interstate 35 Corridor, Including the San Antonio Metro Area

Excessive  Heat Warning in Effect Until 7 pm Sunday for Llano, Burnet, Williamson  and Travis Counties, Including the City of Austin

Expansion of Excessive Heat Warning Likely to Include Large Portions of the Region for Monday

Area of Concern:

All of South-Central Texas


Threats & Impacts: 

Temperatures:  Air temperature by Sunday and Monday afternoons ranging  from 101-107 deg across the Hill Country, 103-108 deg along the I-35  corridor (Austin/San Antonio), 107-110 deg along the Rio Grande, and  102-106 across the Coastal Plains. 

Impacts:  Prolonged exposure to this excessive heat could lead to dehydration, heat exhaustion or even heat stroke.

Timing and Overview:

Very hot  temperatures are expected today, though the weekend, and into early  next week, with temperatures gradually increasing each day. The hottest  temperatures are expected to occur on Sunday and Monday, with Monday  likely being the hottest day. A Heat Advisory is in effect for portions  of the Hill Country and Interstate 35 corridor, including the San  Antonio metro region, until 7 pm Sunday. An Excessive Heat Warning is in  effect for Llano, Burnet, Williamson and Travis Counties until 7 pm  Sunday. Additional counties may be added to the Heat Advisory/Excessive  Heat Warning as needed. The Excessive Heat Warning will need to be  continued through Monday evening, and will likely expand to cover much  of the region for Monday as temperatures peak.Regardless of  warnings and advisories, all of South Central Texas will be very hot  during this extended heat wave. Take extra precautions if you must work  or spend time outside. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing,  drink plenty of water, and take frequent breaks, preferably in an air  conditioned areas, If possible, reschedule strenuous activities for the  morning or late evening hours to avoid the heat of the day.Young children  and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any  circumstances. This is especially true during hot weather when car  interiors can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes. Look  before you lock!

Confidence:High

GRAPHIC; NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE

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