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Dangerous, Record-Breaking Heat Expected This Week

(National Weather Service Midland, TX)

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.

Travis Bubenik is All Things Considered Host and Big Bend Reporter at Marfa Public Radio.