Excessive Heat Continues in the West and South
More heat is ahead for the South and West with heat alerts reaching from the Pacific Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico. Today (Wednesday) will be another day of triple digit heat in the Sacramento Valley of California, with some high temperatures reaching 110 degrees. An Excessive Heat Warning continues into Thursday.
Record highs will likely fall into this weekend in portions of the southern Plains. Dallas may approach its all time hottest temperature. The heat index will likely rise to near 110 into this weekend for some areas.
The excessive heat will likely last into this weekend across the southern Plains. Residents are reminded to stay cool, stay hydrated, and stay informed.
Heat related illnesses such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke will be possible. People most vulnerable include those who are spending lots of time outdoors, those who do not have air conditioning, young children, the elderly, and those with chronic ailments.
Excessive Heat Watches have already been issued into next week around Phoenix and Yuma. High temperatures may reach to 115 degrees in some locations early next week.
The focus is usually on thunderstorms this time of year, but the heat will make a comeback early next week. Excessive Heat Watch is now in effect Monday for Phoenix/Yuma, and area-wide Tuesday. Highs could reach 114-118 degrees each day. #azwx #cawx pic.twitter.com/vypupqBrDW
— NWS Phoenix (@NWSPhoenix) July 18, 2018
For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels