Sunny and hot leads to another heat advisory Thursday

August 08, 2019 - 7:26 am

AUSTIN ( -- The heat continues, with another Heat Advisory set for Thursday afternoon for the Austin area.

High temperatures are forecast to reach 101 in Austin, with the "feels like" heat index pushing up to 108-110 degrees. That has prompted the National Weather Service to issue a Heat Advisory for the second day in a row, from 12 to 7 p.m.

Here are some of the ways you can stay cool and prevent heat-related illnesses:

  • Plan strenuous outdoor activities during the early morning or late evening.
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Wear light weight, loose fitting, and light colored clothing
  • Take frequent breaks in the shade or air conditioning
  • Young children and pets should NEVER be left unattended in parked vehicles under any circumstances. Vehicle interiors will reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes.

Forecasters say high temperatures will continue to reach the lower 100's into early next week, with dangerous heat index values and elevated fire weather conditions expected.

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