SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — Dangerous heat is back in South-Central Texas, and numerous areas are now in an Excessive Heat Warning that is expected to continue through Thursday night with additional heat-related advisories necessary after that.
The National Weather Service says a heat index of 115 is possible for areas including San Antonio, New Braunfels, portions of the Coastal Plains and the I-35 Corridor. The northeastern Hill Country could also see a similar heat index, although Boerne, Kerrville and Fredericksburg will remain in a Heat Advisory for the time being with an expected heat index well above 100 degrees.
For those who have to work outside, it will be important to take appropriate precautions. The same can be said for those enjoying recreational activities outdoors.
Drinking plenty of water and taking frequent breaks, preferably in an air-conditioned environment, are strongly recommended.
Never leave young children or pets unattended in cars or trucks as the temperature can rise 20 degrees in as few as 10 minutes with the windows rolled up during the hottest times of the day.
For information on staying safe while avoiding heat-related illness, click here.