Excessive Heat Warning extended through Monday evening

Record heat expected across the Austin metro this weekend into Monday

July 21, 2018 - 8:02 am

AUSTIN (KJCE) -- The heat is on, and here to stay for a few days.

Saturday morning, the National Weather Service extended the Excessive Heat Warning through Monday evening at 7pm, as high temperatures ranging from 104 to 107 degrees will continue into the early part of the new week.

Saturday's high for Austin is forecast to be 106, according to the weather service, with 105 forecast for Sunday and 106 again on Monday.

An Excessive Heat Warning means that a prolonged period of dangerously hot temperatures will occur. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a dangerous situation in which heat illnesses are likely.

If you have to work outside, make sure you take extra precautions such as wearing light weight and loose fitting clothing, drinking plenty of water, and taking frequent breaks, preferably in an air conditioned area. When possible, reschedule strenuous activities during the morning or mid evening hours. Be sure to check on persons with health problems and the elderly, as they are the most susceptible to heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

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