AUSTIN, Texas — A combination of extreme heat and high amounts of moisture in the atmosphere will lead to dangerously hot conditions once again Thursday and through the weekend. Highs will be in the mid to upper 90s.
Heat index values exceeding 105 degrees are expected in many spots, especially for areas along and east of the interstate, each afternoon through at least the weekend.
High temperatures in the upper 90s continue through early next week, then an opportunity for small rain chances and slightly cooler temperatures for Tuesday and Wednesday.
The heat index is the "apparent temperature" of how hot it really feels when the humidity is factored into the actual temperature.
Heat index values in this range can be dangerous if you're not properly hydrated, and heat exhaustion and heat stroke can result.
However, don't be fooled by who's in the advisory and who isn't. It will be very hot for everyone in Central Texas, so make sure you are taking proper precautions if you have any extended outdoor plans.
Here are a few tips on how to beat the heat:
- Slow down
- Dress for summer
- Watch what you eat
- Drink plenty of water
- Stay out of the direct sun
- Stay in air-conditioned places
Stay hydrated, stay cool and enjoy the sunshine!
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