Sweltering Heat Breaks in the Concho Valley Tonight. Temporarily.


SAN ANGELO, TX -- The oppressive heat which has blanketed the Concho Valley for weeks will subside temporarily tonight according to forecasters with the National Weather Service Office in San Angelo.  

The NWS has issued a Heat Advisory, which is in effect from 1 p.m. Saturday afternoon to 8 p.m. Saturday evening, but tomorrow’s high should only reach 93 degrees.  

High temperatures will range from 102 to 108 degrees across the Concho Valley, northern Edwards Plateau, and eastern Heartland areas Saturday. Very hot temperatures will increase the risk of heat related illnesses, especially amongst the elderly, young children and persons with heart conditions.

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.

To reduce risk during outdoor work...the occupational safety and health administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location.   Heat
stroke is an emergency...call 9 1 1.

Even with the heat, there is a slight chance for a few thunderstorms mainly south of a Sterling City to Brownwood line during the afternoon and evening hours. The main hazards with any storms that develop will be gusty winds, large hail, and dangerous lightning.

The forecast calls for temperatures to remain in the mid to lower 90s through Monday with highs reaching above 100 degrees again Tuesday afternoon. There is a slight chance of rain Sunday night into Monday but most areas will remain dry.


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