The National Weather Service has issued the first Heat Advisory of the season for Bastrop, Caldwell, Fayette and Lee counties in the KXAN viewing area. Heat index (feels like) temperatures will reach 107-112 degrees in the shade Tuesday afternoon.
Here is the Advisory from the National Weather Service:
...HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 7 PM CDT TUESDAY... * WHAT...Heat index values up to 112 expected. * WHERE...Portions of south central Texas. * WHEN...From noon to 7 PM CDT Tuesday. * IMPACTS...Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat illnesses to occur. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances. Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear lightweight and loose fitting clothing when possible. To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency! Call 9 1 1.