AccuWeather reports continued high heat likely in Southern Plains

The scorching heat may stick around a while in August. 

AccuWeather recently released a report indicating that most of the Southern Plains could be experiencing very hot weather well into next week. 

Due to little change in weather pattern, the high temperatures are expected to prevail. Those who will be spending time outside should use precaution. 

"The combination of scorching sunshine, moderately high humidity and temperatures some 5-10 degrees above normal will increase the risk for heat-related illness for those spending prolonged periods of time outdoors," Kyle Elliot, a meteorologist with AccuWeather said. 

Furthermore the stagnant weather pattern could result in poor air quality, impacting children, the elderly and those with respiratory issues, Elliot said. 

While there could be some thunderstorms in the central and southern plains next week, Elliot said a return to triple digit temperatures next weekend or during the following week is likely. 

The National Weather Service released a hazardous weather report indicating that heat index values in the state could be between 105 and 110 degrees the rest of the week and into the weekend. 

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