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Today’s High of 102 Degrees Breaks 74-Year-Old Record, but Monday Will Be Worse

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Today’s High of 102 Degrees Breaks 74-Year-Old Record, but Monday Will Be Worse

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A very hot Monday is forecast for Canyon Lake. Image courtesy of the U.S. National Weather Service Austin/San Antonio.

Today’s high of 102 degrees broke a previous record for this date of 101 degrees set in 1948.

The U.S. National Weather Service Austin/San Antonio (NWS) broke the bad news on Twitter around 7 p.m.

A daily record high temperature of 107 degrees was also set today in Del Rio. This tied the previous record for this date set in 2018.

“It will be even warmer on Monday across South Central Texas with daily records in jeopardy again,” NWS warned.

A heat advisory has been issued Monday for Canyon Lake, the I-35 corridor, Hill Country, Southern Edwards Plateau and Rio Grande Plains.

An air temperature of between 101 to 109 degrees and a peak heat index of up to 108 degrees is expected.

Dry conditions and increasingly hot temperatures are expected through this week. Record high temperatures could be challenged and/or broken at NWS’ climate sites Monday and Tuesday and potentially on Friday as well.

Temperatures should be slightly lower Wednesday and Thursday.

The public is advised to limit strenuous outdoor activities, drink plenty of water, take frequent breaks out of the sun and never leave children or pets unattended in vehicles.

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