AUSTIN (KXAN) - Temperatures are expected to reach above 100 degrees today and through Wednesday.
The US department of Labor's Occupational Safety & Health Administration launched a nationwide summer campaign to protect people who work outside.
Nationally about 40 workers died on the job each year due to heat related illness according to Casey Perkins, director for OSHA in Austin.
Heat illness is when the body stops sweating and temperature rises to dangerous levels. Illnesses range from heat rash to cramps to exhaustion and heat stroke.
Heat illness can be prevented by staying hydrated, taking breaks, and limiting time in the heat. For people just starting to work outdoors, OSHA recommends gradually building up to heavy work in hot conditions—building a heat tolerance.
Click here for more tips on staying cool outdoors.
Sub-freezing temperatures are forecast to continue in many areas through Sunday morning. Combined with an overrunning moisture pattern and upper level disturbance, some light freezing drizzle or sleet may form Saturday into Sunday morning.
Investigators are still trying to figure out who murdered an Austin teacher in Benghazi on Thursday.
Back in June, Governor Rick Perry signed a new law officially letting teachers and students use greetings such as "Merry Christmas" or "Happy Hannukah" in school, all without getting in any trouble.
The Round Rock-based computer giant, Dell Inc., is offering some workers voluntary buyouts as it seeks to trim costs and boost productivity.
The Austin Humane Society reopened to the public Friday after closing its doors for six weeks.
Sub-freezing temperatures and an approaching upper level disturbance could combine to produce some patchy freezing drizzle or sleet Saturday and early Sunday morning.