SAN ANGELO – A string of relentless, scorching, yet seasonal 100+ degree days begins in West Texas and the Concho Valley Saturday and will stretch for at least a week.
According to the National Weather Service office in San Angelo, a seasonal ridge of high pressure will develop and park over the Concho Valley starting Saturday afternoon allowing afternoon temps to rise to 100 degrees and gradually warm to 105 by Friday.
Expect Heat Advisories and Excessive Heat Warnings to be issued as the temperature rises.
Temperatures this high can be deadly. Residents are urged to drink plenty of fluids, stay out of the sun in the heat of the day, and schedule outdoor activities early in the morning or late in the evening.
Wear light, loose fit clothing, hats, gloves and sunglasses in the heat of the day. Try to find an air-conditioned building and check on neighbors and pets. Make sure pets have plenty of fresh, clean water, food and shade.
With widespread heat across the state for extended periods, expect advisories to conserve energy at peak usage times in the afternoons and evenings.
Conserve water. Excessive heat for days increases evaporation and water sources here in the desert are limited during drought years.
This is a developing weather situation. Check back for new information or instructions as needed.