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KENS 5 Weather: Record-heat in the Alamo City

The Excessive Heat Warning has been extended until 8 p.m. Monday. Avoid strenuous activity, wear light clothing, put on sunscreen and stay hydrated!

SAN ANTONIO — The dangerous heatwave that settled into South Texas over the weekend is continuing to have a huge impact on our area.

The Excessive Heat Warning has been extended until 8 p.m tonight, with temperatures rising into the triple digits this afternoon under a mostly sunny to clear sky. 

Heat index values will soar to between 108 and 112 degrees, so drink plenty of water and limit strenuous activity outside if possible. The UV index will also be very high today, so wear plenty of sunscreen.

For Monday night, temperatures fall to the 70s with a mostly clear sky overhead. For Tuesday through the weekend, we will have lows in the 70s and highs in the 90s to triple digits each afternoon under a mostly sunny sky. 

Unfortunately, the area of high pressure that kept us dry and hot over the weekend isn't expected to move much through next weekend, which keeps rain chances out of the 7-day forecast. This means drought conditions will likely worsen until the area of high pressure weakens, or moves away from the region.

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