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Dangerous heat extends into Saturday; weekend rain chances could end the brutal stretch

Excessive heat warnings have been extended into the first part of the weekend. Slight relief is on the horizon.
Credit: Meteorologist Joe DeCarlo

SAN ANGELO, Texas — Excessive heat warnings are in effect across much of West Texas as we end the week and approach another hot August weekend. 

Credit: Meteorologist Joe DeCarlo

These warnings were set to expire at 7 p.m. Friday, but have been extended until 7 p.m. Saturday. Locations in the Big Country will see the excessive heat warning end at 7 p.m. Friday, with a heat advisory still in effect until 7 p.m. Saturday. Excessive heat warnings in the Concho Valley will continue until 7 p.m. Saturday.

Dangerous heat is expected across the area Friday and Saturday afternoon's, with temperatures up to 108 degrees in a few locations. 

However, there is some relief in the forecast moving forward. A few showers and an isolated thunderstorm are possible this weekend. Saturday morning, locations along and north of I-20 may see a few showers associated with a weak front. 

Credit: Meteorologist Joe DeCarlo

Saturday afternoon, more showers, and possibly a stray thunderstorm, may develop during the heating of the day.

Credit: Meteorologist Joe DeCarlo

Although some areas may pick up on brief relief with these showers both Saturday and Sunday afternoon, the overall weekend looks to be hot with triple-digit highs remaining. 

Credit: Meteorologist Joe DeCarlo

Additional relief is in the forecast early next week as highs are expected to remain in the double-digits with more scattered rain chances. 

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