Heat advisory issued for El Paso, Las Cruces and Santa Teresa

Heat advisory issued for El Paso and Santa Teresa

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for El Paso, Las Cruces and Santa Teresa from 6 a.m. Thursday to 6 a.m. Sunday.

Strong high pressure aloft will allow temperatures to rise to unhealthy levels across southern New Mexico and far west Texas.

The hottest temperatures will occur in the El Paso and Las Cruces metro area and the adjacent to the Rio Grande Valley where afternoon highs of 105 to 107 degrees are expected.

Temperatures will be hot both through Saturday with little overnight cooling.

Hot conditions will continue Sunday and next week but will be a few degrees cooler.

A Heat Advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is expected.

The combination of hot temperatures will create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible.

Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors.

Take extra precautions, if you work or spend time outside. When possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening.

Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when possible.

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