Heat hits, but doesn't hurt
Thursday's 97-degree weather didn't seem so bad, really.
It was nothing compared to the sweltering heat that swept through the Midwest in June and July, thanks to low humidity and a steady 20 mph wind.
For letter carriers in Austin, it was business as usual, said supervisor Gary Brolsma.
"They're used to the weather, hot or cold," he said, while agreeing that the strong breezes helped. "Any movement of the air out there really helps them."
Temperatures are expected to hit 90 degrees all weekend, according to the National Weather Service , with lows in the low 60s. Monday is expected to bring a chance of rain and highs in the mid-80s.
Keep in mind the advice for staying cool: drink plenty of water; avoid the sun by doing outdoor activities in the early morning or evening; wear lightweight, light-colored clothing; eat more fruits and vegetables, which have a high water content; limit alcohol and caffeine.
Fall is just three weeks away.