EAST TEXAS (KTRE) - Heat Advisories have been issued for Angelina, Cherokee, Nacogdoches, Rusk, Sabine, San Augustine, and Shelby counties through 7pm Thursday as a result of the unrelenting heat that will continue to build across the Piney Woods of Deep East Texas in the days ahead.
A large dome of high pressure will continue to flex its muscle over East Texas and the rest of our state as we round out the week and head into the weekend. This heat ridge will suppress the clouds, and therefore, limit our chances for any cooling showers. At the same time, the sinking air will heat up the atmosphere as the hot, July sunshine bakes down on the Piney Woods.
Our air temperatures will be closing in on the century mark by the end of the week. However, whether or not we actually reach triple digits is inconsequential. That is because our heat index, or feels like temperatures, will range from 104-108 degrees from now through at least Saturday. It will feel very uncomfortable regardless if the air temperatures top out at 98 or 100 degrees.
In the meantime, make sure you slow down and hydrate yourself, not only during the times when you are outside, but even when you are indoors and may not be thirsty. Also, check on the kids and the elderly as they are typically more susceptible to these hot, summer temperatures.
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