It has been a brutally dry spring in Texas, with 82% of the Lone Star State experiencing drought. Needless to say, we may use LOTS of rain. But as a substitute of wholesome rains, we’ve simply obtained big-time warmth in the forecast for Mother’s Day weekend.
A high-pressure system will settle over Texas Mother’s Day Weekend, bringing record-challenging warmth for San Antonio and the vast majority of the state.
On common, our first 100-degree studying in San Antonio is June 30. If we attain the triple-digits this weekend, we’ll be almost two months forward of schedule.
Here’s what it’s worthwhile to know:
SATURDAY, May 7
We anticipate sunny skies with a day excessive temperature of 100°
This would tie a document of 100° set again in 1998
Saturday could be our earliest 100-degree day in 13 years (We hit 100° on May 8, 2009)
Low humidity, so a minimum of it’ll be a dry warmth
SUNDAY, Mother’s Day
Once once more, sunny with a forecast afternoon excessive of 100°
This could be simply shy of the document of 102° recorded in 1927
Dangerously hot, however with low humidity
High power demand anticipated
Because this sort of warmth wave is early for Texas, ERCOT is asking energy crops to postpone deliberate outages as power demand might be very excessive. With that being stated, ERCOT is adamant that the facility will keep on.
What does this imply for summer season?
There isn’t any correlation between an early 100-degree day and a really hot summer season. However, as a result of a La Niña climate sample is ongoing this year, Texas is extra possible than to not have a warmer, drier summer season.
Even although we’re very used to the warmth in South Central Texas, it’s necessary to do not forget that heat-related sickness can have an effect on anybody in the event you don’t take precaution. Here are some useful tricks to keep away from warmth stroke:
Limit strenuous exercise outside, particularly through the peak warmth of the day. (1 p.m. to six p.m.)
Drink loads of water.
Check on those that don’t have air-conditioning.
NEVER go away kids or pets in a automobile.
Provide pets with loads of water and shade. Better but — carry them inside.
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