It's officially summer, and the El Paso heat isn't messing around this year. The first major heat wave of 2023 hit the Lone Star State just hours before the official start of summer.

Sarah Kapnick, Ph.D., chief scientist for the NOAA, issued this warning:

We are putting out heat advisories in the southern states. Temperatures above 105 for El Paso and heat index will be above that by the end of the week.

There is an excessive heat warning already in effect for most of Texas, and it looks like it's set to continue with no end in sight.

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Expect dangerously hot conditions with maximum heat index values between 105 and 118 in these areas. High temperatures will be between 100 and 112 for all of south-central Texas.

As for El Paso, temperatures are set to hit 109 by early next week, with lows only in the high 70s or low 80s.

Make sure to drink a ton of water this week. Have your fans and AC ready for business. Avoid doing any major activities outside. Heat stroke, heat stress, and even illness are all possible if you don't take care of your body in the heat.

Check out some more tips to beat the heat below from the NOAA:

-Drink plenty of fluids
-Stay in an air-conditioned room
-Stay out of the sun
-Check up on relatives and neighbors
-Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances
-Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside
-When possible reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening
-Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke
-Wear lightweight and loose-fitting clothing when possible
-To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air-conditioned environments
-Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location.
-Heat stroke is an emergency! Call 9-1-1.

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