Record heat expected this week

SAN ANTONIO - Mando Esparza is a cool cat with his harmonica, but he knows the near record heat is already a reason to be concerned.

"It gets hotter every day," he said. "I take my hat off, get under the shade and kind of cool off."

No one is immune, no matter what age. Joseph Neira lathered up his daughter with sunscreen Sunday before a play day at the park.

"Keep her from getting sunburned. I need some, too," he said.

The pool is a great place to be. That's because as the heat index soars, the body's ability to cool itself off through evaporation becomes more difficult.

Traditionally, July and August are the hottest months of the year. People who work outside or those who must be in the heat are encouraged to take plenty of water breaks, rest often, and if possible, and get inside to soak up air conditioning.

While hundreds of people figure out ways to cool off, Samai Vasquez and her family are helping them stay cool. They started a raspa stand business a few days ago.

"A lot of people come 'cause it's hot and they want something cold to drink," she said.

Temperatures could be record-breaking this week, and the feels like temperature will be even higher. With the worst on the way, it doesn't matter your method of cooling off. It's just important that you do.

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