It was a hot and steamy Thursday across Central Texas. In fact, we broke a daily record high of 94 degrees that was originally set back in 1996. Our official high temperature came in at 96 degrees. And unfortunately, it only looks like it will get hotter Friday.
Temperatures are expected to climb into the mid to upper 90s on Friday. Our current record high for May 18th is 95 degrees, which was set back in 1956. We could break a 62 year old record tomorrow, as our forecast is calling for a high of 97 degrees. And to add insult to injury, the humidity will make it feel a bit closer to 100 degrees.
The heat is no joking matter. The United States has already had six hot car deaths this year. Our cars are warming up, and so are sidewalks and asphalt. Be mindful of your pets. It’s very easy to burn their paws when temperatures climb into the 90s. Yes, the air temperature is in the 90s, but sidewalks and streets will be much hotter than that.