SAN ANGELO – There is a slight chance for scattered thunderstorms across West Central Texas Wednesday with another Heat Advisory in effect from noon until 9 p.m.
Meteorologists forecast the afternoon high temperature will reach at least 104 degrees with light and variable winds so the criteria for a Heat Advisory will be met. A Heat Advisory means conditions are occurring that increase the risk of heat related illnesses for anyone spending extended time outdoors.
Experts recommend residents drink plenty of non-alcoholic liquids to stay hydrated and take frequent breaks in the shade if possible to keep the core body temperature down. Check on vulnerable friends and neighbors to make sure they are no suffering from heat exhaustion or heat stroke.
And never, ever leave a pet or a child in a hot car. It's hard to believe in 2022 that warning still has to be issued.
There is a chance for afternoon thunderstorm activity similar to what occurred Tuesday afternoon but there are no guarantees it will rain anywhere. The main threat from the scattered thunderstorms will be cloud to ground lightning and brief, heavy wind gusts. Rainfall amounts will be minimal.
Afternoon high temperatures will exceed 100 degrees everyday for at least the next ten days with little or no chance for measurable precipitation so the drought will intensify through July.
And ERCOT says the electric grid will again hold and there will not be any rolling blackouts.
Residents are advised to check news sources often throughout the afternoon for any additional information or instructions.