Temps expected to sizzle past record

Published 10:33 am Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Local residents might as well be walking on the sun.

There’s a good chance Austin citizens will feel record temperatures today, as National Weather Service meteorologists call for a heat advisory.

Temperatures could rise to between 100 and 105 degrees with the heat index, according to Zack Taylor, NWS meteorologist. That would shatter the record 97 degree day Austin had in 1985.

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“It’s a good idea to make sure if you’re going to be outside to limit your outdoor activities, especially between 1 and 6 p.m.,” he said.

This heat wave comes as a high pressure weather system moves through the U.S., which is causing high temperatures throughout the region. Austin had a record 97 degrees last Friday, and almost shattered temp records yesterday with 99 degree weather.

“There’s a good chance that (records) will be broken today,” Taylor said.

Things should start cooling down tomorrow, although that pressure system could bring us thunderstorms tomorrow afternoon. There’s a slight chance of storms tonight as well.