The furnace is on full blast in South Texas this week as another Heat Advisory has been issued by the National Weather Service for Victoria County and the Crossroads area through 7 PM this evening. 

Locations really feeling the heat this afternoon include Victoria, Live Oak, Bee, Goliad, Jim Wells, Inland Kleberg, Inland Nueces, Inland San Patricio, Inland Refugio, and Inland Calhoun County.

Heat Index values will reach 105 to 110 and impact coastal Texas, Brush Country, and the Rio Grande Plains. These heat index values appear to be here to stay for the rest of the workweek. Ahh, Summertime in Tejas.

Remember to stay hydrated while outdoors. If you work outside be sure to take plenty of breaks in the air conditioning or in a cool shady spot. Young kids and pets should never be left inside an unattended car for any reason.

Know the signs of symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke and be prepared to contact 9-1-1 in the event of a heat-related emergency.

A slight chance for some afternoon Thunderstorms on Friday could be the only window of relief headed our way as the triple-digit heat and heat index values are expected to remain in place through early next week. Stay up to date with the Crossroads forecast on our free mobile app. You can download it right now by typing your phone number into the box below to take the free download.

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