(KTRE)-East Texas: A Heat Advisory has been issued for Angelina, Nacogdoches, Panola, Rusk, Sabine, San Augustine, and Shelby counties through 7pm Thursday evening.
The combination of the air temperature and humidity will create a very uncomfortable situation in which the heat index, or feels like temperature, will range from 105-110° during the heat of the afternoon.
It is these high heat index values which has prompted the issuance of the heat advisory.
Even though there may be some scattered showers and storms on Thursday afternoon, there will still be plenty of heat in place to warrant the re-issuance of the advisory.
While we are not going to see any record high temperatures, this is the type of heat that could lead to heat stroke or heat exhaustion if you are exposed to the outdoors for an extended period of time.
Our very own Chief Meteorologist Brad Hlozek has these tips for you and your family in order to beat the heat.
1.) Drink plenty of water and Gatorade throughout the day, even if you may not thirst. Stay away from sodas and alcoholic beverages.
2.) Move that run or walk to the early morning or late evening hours, when the heat is not as extreme.
3.) If you have to work outside, please take frequent breaks and seek the shade.
4.) Please seek the air conditioning, especially from the hours of 10am-5pm. If you do not have air conditioning, go to a mall or movie theater. A public place is always a good alternative.
4.) Please check on the kids and the elderly, as they are most susceptible to the heat. This includes not leaving your kids in a hot vehicle, even if it's only for a few minutes. Make sure the elderly have air conditioning and are not over-heating.
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