High Heat Index values will continue to soar
SAN ANTONIO---This time of year in South Texas we have to deal with a two headed monster. Summer heat here means we're guaranteed upper 90s and low 100 degree highs almost everyday unless we can generate a few clouds or some sort of rain. But that is only half the story. The humidity here is perpetually high with afternoon readings in the 40 to 50 percent range. And when you put those sizzling afternoon temps with that kind of humidity oppressive does not even begin to describe the "feel" of the day.
We call it the Heat index and it is as real as it can be if you're out in it. So from here on out look for afternoon heat index readings somewhere between 100-110 degrees with very few exceptions. Thank a steady dose of Southeast winds that pour in the moisture from the Gulf of Mexico. This time of year it takes a tropical storm or hurricane or an unbelievably strong cold front to blow through to change our wind direction. So it only gets work from here on out. Here's a look at our "Muggy Meter" and some safety tips to deal with this summer. Stay safe.