An excessive heat warning will remain in effect on Sunday June 18, 2023, which is Father’s Day, and any outdoor celebrations could become dangerous because of the heat.
According to the National Weather Service in Brownsville/Rio Grande Valley, the “feels like” temperatures on Sunday will be between 116 to 120 degrees from noon to 7PM Sunday.
If you are spending time outside you should make sure to drink plenty of water, wear light weight and light-colored clothing, and take frequent breaks from the heat.
Additionally, you should try to remain indoors in an air-conditioned setting if possible. The dangerous heat is expected to continue into next week.
- Heat cramps and heat exhaustion are possible to persons not acclimated or unprepared for “feels like” temperatures near 110°F.
- Heat exhaustion is likely to persons unprepared for “feels like” temperatures between 111°F and 115°F. Heat stroke is possible for persons exposed to the heat for several hours without adequate protection, with severe life and health risk.
- This is a very dangerous situation! Heat stroke is likely, and death possible, to persons exposed to the “feels like” temperatures of 116°F or higher for too long.
- Check on the elderly and move them to air conditioned facilities immediately
- Take pets indoors to cooler spots
- Look before you lock your vehicle doors. Pets and children left inside will die in minutes.
Remember, extreme heat can be dangerous, and it's essential to take precautions to protect yourself and others. Stay informed about weather updates and follow the guidance provided by local authorities and the National Weather Service.