El Paso, Texas- High pressure continues to dominate the Borderland. We are now going into our 10th consecutive day of triple digit temperatures. Heat Advisory and Excessive Heat Warnings remain in place for today.
El Paso forecast calls for a high of 108, possibly tying the old record of 108 set in 1979.
Las Cruces is in store for another hot one as well. Afternoon temps reaching 106.
It is very important you take care of yourself during this heat wave. Drink plenty of water, don't wait until you are thirsty. Avoid being out in the sun, and check on your family members and pets.
The El Paso National Weather Service urges everyone to be aware of the signs of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Symptoms of heat exhaustion include excessive sweating, feeling faint and having a weak but fast pulse. In that case, medical professionals urge you to take measure to lower your body temperature such as getting to an air conditioned place, taking a cool shower and drinking water. Heat stroke is more serious and can be recognized by lack of sweating, rapid, but strong pulse and body temperatures of 103 degrees or higher. in that case, call 911.
You can check the hour-by-hour forecast here to help plan your day.