SAN ANGELO – While there is a slight chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms Saturday afternoon and evening across the Concho Valley behind a weak cold front, the furnace-like heat will return with a vengeance Sunday requiring the Heat Advisory to be upgraded to an Excessive Heat Warning.
Afternoon high temperatures across West Texas will exceed 100 degrees Saturday but there is a slight chance that a few scattered thunderstorms could develop. Most areas will remain dry and there won't be any significant rainfall, but there could be some strong downbursts where storms do develop.
High pressure will return to the region Sunday and become more intense Monday allowing temperatures to rise to around 109 degrees. That will necessitate the Heat Advisory to be upgraded to an Excessive Heat Warning Monday.
The forecast includes a 30% chance of rain Saturday afternoon and overnight with afternoon highs ranging from 103 to 109.
There is another slight chance of some scattered showers by Wednesday and we could see a break from the triple digit weather with highs only in the upper 90s by the end of the week.
Anyone spending time outdoors is encouraged to drink plenty of non-alcoholic fluids and take frequent breaks in the shade. Stay in an air conditioned building if possible. Know the signs of heat related illnesses and check up frequently on vulnerable friends and family.
And never, ever leave a pet or a child in a hot car. That could result in death.
This is a serious weather situation and residents are urged to monitor news sources throughout the weekend for updates or instructions.