Warmth and humidity climbing this week

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The South Texas heat is in full force this week as high pressure in the air continues to build, keeping us in a hot, humid, and dry weather pattern.

Temperatures remain above average, reaching the mid to high 90s in Corpus Christi, nearing 100 in the interior and in the high 80s to low 90s on the coast. Nights remain warm and humid, falling in the mid to high 70s inland and near the 80s on the coast.

Humidity remains high as dew points reach the mid to high 70s and temperatures rise a few degrees into the weekend. This will bring us dangerous heat as heat indices rise from 102-109 through Thursday and then hit 105-112 this weekend.

If you must engage in outdoor activities, take frequent breaks and turn on the air conditioning as much as possible. Also, drink plenty of fluids and avoid caffeine and alcohol. Don’t forget to provide your pets with shade or a cool place to sleep and plenty of water.

A cloud of Saharan dust is moving to the Caribbean and is expected to arrive in south Texas in a week.