Dangerous, Record-Breaking Heat Expected This Week
The National Weather Service predicts we could see record-breaking heat Monday-Wednesday, with temperatures reaching highs not seen in a century for this time of year in some parts of the borderland region.
Highs are expected to top out near 110° along the Rio Grande, and will likely pass 100° for much of the region.
The mountain regions will also stay much warmer, with highs in the 80s' and 90's.
A high of around 99° is expected in Marfa and Alpine today (Monday), while temperatures could reach 105° in Balmorhea and 108° in Presidio.
Further west, there's a Heat Advisory in effect today stretching for Fabens, Tornillo, some parts of El Paso, eastern Hudspeth County and the surrounding areas.
In Midland-Odessa and the surrounding towns, look for highs around 100-101° today - highs could reach 106° in Pecos and 107° in Monahans.
This kind of heat could be dangerous and potentially fatal if the right precautions aren't taken - the National Weather Service is advising people to stay inside or in the shade if possible, to drink plenty of water and the avoid prolonged exposure to the sun.