By Mark D. Wilson
Thursday forecast for Austin: The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for Austin and surrounding areas as forecasters call for triple-digit temperatures to continue through much of next week.
Heat indices in the Austin area on Thursday are expected to reach as high as 106 degrees in the afternoon.
The outlook said some areas could see indices peak as high as 109 degrees mainly along and to the east of Interstate 35, and that elevated fire weather conditions are possible in parts of the Edwards Plateau and the Rio Grande Plains.
The expected daytime high at Camp Mabry is expected to hit around 100 degrees for at least the next five days, according to the weather service.
Temperatures are likely to push even higher on Saturday and Sunday, which could hit 101 degrees.
Highs in the Austin area hit around 99 degrees every day this week so far.
Heat indices at Camp Mabry, however, hit 102 degrees on Monday, 105 degrees on Tuesday and 106 on Wednesday.
Similar conditions are expected to continue in the area until at least Tuesday, when a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms will return to the region.
Here’s a look at the forecast for the rest of the week: