The U.S. National Weather Service Austin-San Antonio has issued a heat advisory for the Canyon Lake area.
Maximum heat index values of 107 degrees Fahrenheit are forecast.
Also included in the advisory are portions of the southern Rio Grande plains, the I-35 corridor and coastal plains.
The weather service said this week is hotter than normal.
“With temperatures in the upper 90s to near 100 and heat indices of 108-112, heat-related illnesses can set in quickly,” a Facebook administrator posted. “Heat is one of the leading weather-related causes of death in the United States, and it is important for people to take precautions on days like these to limit their risk.”
Heat-related deaths are preventable. Anyone who has to be outside is advised to:
- take breaks as often as possible and stay hydrated.
- check on the sick, elderly or those without air conditioning.
- limit strenuous outdoor activities, find shade and stay hydrated.
- never leave children or pets unattended in cars.