BROWNSVILLE, Texas (CBSDFW/AP) — It’s not yet summer, but it sure feels like it is for millions of people in South Texas, where triple-digit temperatures are forecast.
The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for the Rio Grande Valley and the Coastal Bend warning that temperatures could top 100 degrees Wednesday with a heat index of up to 115 degrees. The Coastal Bend includes Brownsville, McAllen, Weslaco and Corpus Christi.READ MORE: Military Plane Crashes In Residential Area, 2 Pilots Injured, 3 Homes Hit
The heat index represents how hot a person is likely to feel outside given the temperature and humidity.READ MORE: Swarm Of Bees Attacks Migrant Family That Crossed Rio Grande Into Texas
Forecasters also issued a heat advisory for central and south-central Texas, covering Waco, Austin and San Antonio.
The advisories warn of an increased risk of heat exhaustion and heat stroke in the affected areas.MORE NEWS: Rowlett Restaurant Owner Explains No-Mask Policy After Asking Family To Leave
Summer officially begins Friday.