Get ready, we are about to see the hottest temperatures so far this year sweep across the Texas panhandle. The heat will kick in Wednesday and through the weekend with most places seeing triple digit temperatures. Keep scrolling to see the forecasted high temperatures.

Credit: National Weather Service Amarillo
Credit: National Weather Service Amarillo

Saturday will be the hottest day for us across the panhandle. We will be close to recording breaking temperatures in Amarillo.

Credit: National Weather Service Amarillo

Heat safety will be extremely important throughout the rest of the week as you can see from above. Be sure to check on elderly neighbors, especially those who may not have air conditioning. If you have to be outside, take frequent breaks and drink plenty of water. Never leave a pet alone in a vehicle, even with the AC on, the vehicle can still heat up will parked, and the engine is at risk of overheating and shutting down. If you plan on being in Palo Duro Canyon, prepare from extreme temperatures. This might be a good weekend to skip hiking in the park.

Credit: National Weather Service Amarillo