First Alert: Cranking up the heat this weekend

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Published: Jul. 23, 2021 at 4:51 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 23, 2021 at 9:13 PM CDT
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DEEP EAST TEXAS (KTRE) - The infamous heat dome will be flexing its muscle as it builds overhead this weekend. With high pressure in control, the air will be sinking, preventing vertical cloud growth and no opportunities to cash in on cooling downpours. Therefore, expect our daytime highs to soar into the middle-to-upper 90′s with feels like readings topping out over 105-degrees this weekend and early next week.

Therefore, if you are going to be spending time outdoors, remember to take frequent breaks, find the shade, drink plenty of water, lather on the sunscreen, and wear those shades. Your best bet is to seek the air conditioning as much as possible, especially between the hours of 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

There are signs that high pressure will shift further north by the middle of next week, leading to some low-to-modest chances for rain sneaking back into the Piney Woods as a few disturbances track westward, rotating into East Texas from Louisiana around the clockwise flow.

To stay on top of the weather conditions in your neighborhood, make sure you download and frequent our KTRE First Alert weather mobile application. It gives you access to our First Alert forecast, severe weather alerts, interactive radar, and featured video updates. It is weather on the go, when you want it, at your convenience, right in the palm of your hand.

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