High heat poses danger today

HARLINGEN — Potentially dangerous heat is in the forecast for the Lower Rio Grande Valley today, weather forecasters say.

Across Cameron, Willacy, Hidalgo counties, a combination of high temperatures and high dewpoint readings will create the potential for heat indices to range from 105 to 109 during the afternoon.

People with outdoor activities planned are urged to drink plenty of water, wear light weight and light colored clothing and take frequent breaks.

Temperatures today will range from 95 along the gulf coast to 104 higher up the Valley.

But the hot and dry weather pattern of the past few weeks is expected to break later this week.

Beginning Tuesday, National Weather Service forecasters say there will be a 20 percent to 30 percent chance of rain each day through Saturday.

High temperatures will begin to drop over the course of the week as well, with the forecast for Saturday at 93 along the coast and just 95 higher up the Valley.

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