First Alert: A hot, steamy, and dry weekend on tap for the Piney Woods

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DEEP EAST TEXAS (KTRE) - Heat Advisories remain in place for all of our Deep East Texas counties through Saturday evening as the heat will remain relentless through the weekend.

The infamous heat dome will continue to flex its muscle as it sits over the Lone Star state this weekend. This heat ridge will lead to sinking air and no rain as daytime highs climb into the upper 90′s, nearing the century mark.

That means this upcoming weekend is shaping up to be the hottest weekend of the summer season to date, which is not surprising given that this is typically our hottest time of the year in East Texas.

We are keeping triple digits out of the forecast for now, but daytime highs will start to flirt with the century mark by this weekend and continuing into early next week. Even if we do not reach triple digit territory, our feels like temperatures will range from 105-110, which means you will really want to limit your time outdoors since that could quickly lead to heat stroke or heat exhaustion.

There are signs that the heat ridge breaks down and shifts away by the middle of next week. If that happens, then we could see some weak disturbances rotate down into our part of the state, providing us with a chance to see some scattered, cooling downpours.

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