Central Texas residents have another very warm weekend to contend with ahead for the second full weekend in July. Surface temperatures are expected to add scorching conditions to our outdoor adventures along with some air quality concerns.
Saturday and Sunday daytime highs are expected to near around five degrees above normal with light winds. A ridge of high pressure is expected to build in that could bridge increasingly dangerous heat index values ranging 105 to 110 degrees.
Heat safety will be our biggest concern as the elderly, young, and pets could face some serious injury if not properly cared for. Additionally, air quality could cause issues for sensitive groups.
Prolonged or heavy exertion in the outdoor elements could add that extra piece of uncomfortableness as we have a rating of 58 in the 51-100 moderate air quality index. Continue to exercise caution over the next seven days as temperatures will continue to rise and stay in the triple digits through most of next week.