NWS: Dangerously High Temps Prompt Heat Advisory Thursday Afternoon
SAN ANGELO, TX -- Thursday afternoon temperatures will soar over 100 degrees and combine with high humidity across West Texas prompting the National Weather Service office in San Angelo to issue a heat advisory.
According to the NWS, a heat advisory will be in effect from 1 p.m. this afternoon to 7 p.m. this evening. Afternoon high temperatures across the Concho Valley from San Angelo to Robert Lee and Sterling City will rise into the 103 to 105 degree range this afternoon.
Slightly cooler temperatures across the Heartland and Hill Country will be offset with higher humidity values to push apparent temperatures above the 105 mark from Brownwood to San Saba to Mason.
The impacts will be Increased risk of heat-related illnesses including heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
A heat advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun and check up on relatives and neighbors.
Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening.
Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when possible and drink plenty of water.
This is dangerous situation. We will update this information as conditions change.
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