First Alert Weather: Critical wildfire conditions, dangerous heat in vehicles

First Alert Weather: Critical wildfire conditions, dangerous heat in vehicles
The red line on the graph shows the average high for this time of year

(KCBD) - Heat is our weather theme this week. Afternoon temperatures will be edging up, and for the first time this year, some of us may see our first 100-Degree Day. The last time Lubbock hit triple-digits was June 30 (100°). Last June was hot, with ten 100-degree days, including the max high for the year of 112° on the 17th.

After this weekend's wind relief, winds will be increasing. Each day the wildfire danger will be elevated, ranging from critical to extreme.

We've seen numerous days with showers in the area, but few rain gauges registering liquid from the sky. That will be the case Tuesday and again this weekend. Lest you've forgotten, it's Mothers' Day Weekend.

Especially today, never leave young children or pets - or anyone - in a vehicle as temperatures can quickly rise to life-threatening levels. Do not spray children or pets with a garden hose to cool them unless you've run water for a time and confirmed the water is not hot.

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