In the Desert Southwest, sweltering temperatures continue into the weekend. Triple digit heat will be widespread over the area into this weekend. Highs will be around 5 to 10 degrees above normal.
In August, the desert is typically hot. But above normal temperatures here can really increase the risk of heat-related illnesses or death. Be sure to drink plenty of water, limit time outdoors, and check on loved ones and pets.
Excessive Heat Warnings and Heat Advisories have already been issued for the same areas into next week as scorching temps continue for much of Arizona, Southern Nevada and interior California.
Along the Gulf of Mexico, Heat Advisories have been issued in parts of coastal Texas and Louisiana. Highs will be well into the 90s and the heat index will top the century point.
Looking ahead into the third full week of August, much of the Southwest—and the continental United States for that matter—will continue to see a good chance for above normal temperatures.
Check out your local forecast by clicking HERE. And stay cool!