Dangerous heat levels continue for East Texas

Dangerous heat levels continue for East Texas

EAST TEXAS (KTRE) - Heat Advisories have been extended through Saturday evening for Houston, Polk, and Trinity counties in Deep East Texas.  All other areas will remain under their Heat Advisory through 7pm Friday with the possibility they could be extended into Saturday as well.

As a result of the unrelenting heat, we have KTRE First Alert weather days still in place through Friday, which means you will want to take all your heat precautions to stay cool and avoid the sunlight, especially between the hours of 2-6 pm.
It is the heat index or feels like temperatures which will make the heat dangerous at times during the peak heating of the day.  The high humidity will combine with temperatures in the middle 90's to put our feels like temperatures in the 102-106 degree range.  Anything around 105 is the threshold to where the heat becomes a danger to you and your family.

Therefore, slow down and hydrate yourself, not only during the times when you are outside, but prior to the times that you are outside.  Also, check on the elderly and those that can't take care of themselves and make sure they are staying cool.

We will take a slight edge off the heat this weekend as a backdoor cold front sneaks in from the northeast.  That will provide us with a 30% chance of showers on Saturday, followed by a slight drop in the humidity just in time for Father's Day.

One of the best ways to stay on top of the weather where you live this weekend is to have our FREE KTRE weather app. on both your smart phone and tablet devices.  You can view our interactive radar, get your First Alert forecast, and so much more right in the palm of your hand.

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