Threats & Impacts:
Daily Afternoon Heat Indices ("Feels Like"):
- 105-110 degrees along and east of I-35 and along and south of U.S. 90. Some isolated locations could briefly exceed 110 degrees.
- 100-105 degrees across the Hill Country.
- Prolonged exposure to this excessive heat could lead to dehydration, heat exhaustion, or even a heat stroke.
Daily Afternoon and Early Evening Fire Weather
- Humidity around 25-35% and occasional wind gusts around 20 mph.
- Weather conditions, combined with recent rainfall deficits leading to drying of grasses and brush, could result in fires that are difficult to control at times.
Timing & Overview:
Hot temperatures will peak across South-Central Texas through the remainder of the week and into early next week. No significant chances for rainfall are forecast during this time. This will result periods of elevated heat and fire weather conditions each afternoon and early evening. Heat Advisories are expected across portions of the region each day.
Tips and Resources:
Residents are encouraged to take appropriate precautions to prevent heat related illnesses:
- Plan strenuous outdoor activities during the early morning or late evening hours
- Drink plenty of water
- Wear light weight, loose fitting, and light colored clothing
- Take frequent breaks in the shade or air conditioning
- Young children or pets should never be left unattended in parked vehicles. Vehicle interiors will reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes.
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Residents are encouraged to exercise care with respect to outdoor activities that could inadvertently cause a wildfire:
- Click for burn bans in your county
- Avoid parking or idling vehicles in tall, dry grass
- Do not toss cigarette butts on the ground
- Avoid the use of welding or grinding equipment near dry grass and brush
- Report wildfires immediately to the nearest fire department or law enforcement agency
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GRAPHIC: NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE