AUSTIN, texas -- The record breaking heat will continue through Monday.
The record at Camp Mabry today is 104 set in 2011. Thankfully the humidity levels are relatively low as dew point temperatures drop from the low 70s in the morning to the upper 50s in the afternoon.
Either way, excessive heat warnings continue through Monday afternoon. Fortunately, a break from the heat wave will arrive Tuesday.
An EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING is in effect for the Austin area and points north through Monday, and a HEAT ADVISORY is in effect for the rest of our communities. Please take this weather seriously -- it can kill! For maximum safety, we recommend you avoid being outdoors during the hours of 2 and 7 p.m. If you do have to be outside, here are some safety steps to consider:
--Drink LOTS of extra water
--Wear a wide-brimmed hat
--Wear light-colored, loose-fitting clothes
--Take FREQUENT breaks, preferrably in the A/C
--Check on your elderly neighbors
--Ensure pets have lots of extra water
--NEVER leave kids or pets in an unattended car as it can be lethal
An upper level area of high pressure continues to dominate the weather across the Lone Star state. Underneath this high, the air sinks, drys out and heats up. Look for plenty of sunshine and record breaking heat to continue through Monday. Thankfully this area of high pressure will move west by Tuesday and Wednesday allowing taking the really high heat with it.
A northerly wind aloft could help transport a weak cold front into our part of the state by next Tuesday to Wednesday, and with it comes a slim but noted 20% rain chance at least on Tuesday into Wednesday as it looks now.
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--Meteorologist Kelly Slifka