NWS: Dangerous Heat In Store for West Texas

SAN ANGELO, TX – The National Weather Service office in San Angelo is advising that dangerous heat can be expected late this week through early next week.

An upper level high pressure area will expand from the Desert Southwest into Texas beginning Thursday.

This will result in a period of several days of dangerously hot temperatures, beginning as early as Thursday for areas north of Interstate 20.

Near record temperatures are expected to affect the entire area by Saturday. Many areas will see highs in the 105 to 110 degree range from Saturday through next Tuesday.

Heat Advisories and Excessive Heat Warnings will likely be needed for several days.

This extended Heat Wave will result in an increased risk of heat- related illnesses across West Central Texas.

Area residents are encouraged to plan now to take heat safety precautions during this time, including reducing or eliminating outdoor activities, drinking plenty of water, checking on elderly neighbors, pets, and remaining in air conditioned locations if possible.

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