The hottest temperatures of the summer will grip Canyon Lake this weekend with highs topping out in the triple digits and heat indices ranging between 105-113 degrees through at least Sunday.
A heat advisory remains in effect until 8 p.m. Sunday, according to the U.S. National Weather Service Austin-San Antonio. Excessive heat warnings are possible for portions of the area Sunday morning.
A few isolated storms are possible Saturday evening for the Southern Edwards Plateau, Hill Country and the Austin metro into parts of the northern Coastal Plains.
After already experiencing the hottest May and hottest June on record, Austin and San Antonio ended the first week of July hotter than any other, with over 125 years of data recorded.
“And it’s only going to get hotter into early next week,” the weather service said. “Do what you can to stay cool, folks.”
The weather service said extreme heat is the leading weather-related cause of illness and death and advises the public to take precautions including:
- Drink plenty of fluids.
- Stay in an air-conditioned room.
- Stay out of the sun.
- Take extra precautions outside.
- Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
- Wearing lightweight and loose-fitting clothing when possible.
- Check up on relatives and neighbors.
- Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances.
- Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening.
- To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air-conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency! Call 9 1 1.