No end in sight for the record heatwave hitting the Southern Plains

There is no heat relief in sight for Texas or the Southern Plains. In fact, conditions are expected to get worse.

This comes as the area has been experiencing record dry conditions. The latest drought monitor shows the majority of the area is in shades of orange and red, meaning severe to exceptional drought for farmers.

Now temperatures are expected to hit the highest yet, up to 110 degrees! This map provided by the RFD-TV Weather Team shows the Southern Plains covered in dark purples with even some lighter purple approaching white, which means temperatures above the triple digit mark.

On top of the heat, there are looming concerns of power outages. The Electric Reliability Council of Texas has asked consumers to conserve twice just in the last week.


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