SAN ANGELO – The National Weather Service office at Mathis Field in San Angelo has extended the Heat Advisory through 9 p.m. Saturday evening with the possibility of isolated thunderstorms returning to the region Sunday into early next week.
According to the NWS, afternoon high temperatures Saturday will reach near 105 across West Texas and combine with low humidity and gusty winds to create conditions where heat related illnesses will occur.
Experts are advising that people avoid spending a long time outdoors but if you do, drink plenty of non-alcoholic fluids, take frequent breaks in the shade and watch for symptoms of heat related illnesses. wear lightweight clothing and use sunscreen. They also recommend that you move strenuous activities to the early morning or late evening hours to avoid there bulk of the heat.
Check on vulnerable friends and relatives and never, ever, ever leave a child or a pet in a hot car. That could lead to death.
There is a very slight chance of rain for the Concho Valley in the forecast beginning late Sunday evening with the passage of a weak cold front. There is a 20 percent chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms from Sunday evening to Tuesday night then the chance increases slightly to 30 percent on Wednesday.
Temperatures will again reach 100 degrees on Sunday then drop to the low 90s for Monday through Wednesday with the passage of the cold front.
This is a dangerous heat situation and everyone heading outdoors for activities at area parks and lakes is urged to exercise extreme caution.