Hello, East Texas!
Heat Advisories are issued to the majority of East Texas counties. Northwestern counties have heat advisories that won't expire until 8 p.m., but majority will expire at 7 p.m. Heat index values could reach 105 or higher this afternoon. This will make people, and animals, more susceptible to heat related illnesses today. Remember to drink plenty of liquids, wear light and loose fitting clothing, and take it easy when outside for long periods of time. Temperatures will be in the 90s by noon, and highs will climb to the mid 90s later today. Skies will continue to be mostly sunny, but this afternoon could bring spotty pop-up showers around the peak of the daytime heating.
The next few days will be hot, but increased rain chances at the beginning of the week could serve as relief from the heat for many East Texans. Abundant sunshine returns by the middle of the week, causing temperatures to soar once again.
Have a great weekend!