SAN ANGELO – The triple digit heat plaguing West Texas will ease somewhat this weekend with afternoon highs Saturday forecast in the upper 90s after several sweltering days around 108.
The Excessive Heat Warning for the Concho Valley expired Wednesday night replaced with a Heat Advisory through Thursday evening at 9 p.m. Normal conditions below advisory levels return at that time.
It is still dangerously hot in West Texas so the same precautions apply; stay hydrated, stay out of the sun as much as possible, take care of pets, vulnerable adults and children.
There is no rain in the forecast at this time.
The threat of wildfires remains elevated because of the heat, low humidity and dry fuels. A Burn Ban remains in effect in most counties across West Texas. Don't burn outdoors and keep grilling to a minimum.
The temperature has reached or exceeded 100 degrees 32 days in 2023. The last day afternoon temperatures failed to reach 100 was July 8.
After Saturday's cool temperatures expect the mercury to rise rapidly with the high Monday forecast at 105.