Currently, a heat advisory for the Southeast Texas Region continues through late this evening today. Over the past week, we have been through a number of issued heat advisories, but forecasts show that more intense heat is ahead and additional heat advisories can be expected.
Heat advisories are issued when the Heat Index (measured by temperature and humidity to give an estimation of what the temperature “feels like”) reaches 108 degrees (F) for two days in a row.
Throughout the rest of the week temperatures and humidity are predicted to remain high, however the chance for isolated thunderstorms are likely. These isolated storms can keep the effected areas cooler than the rest of the region limiting the heat risk and impacts for those areas. These rain chances are predicted to clear out over the weekend and bring back the chance for near triple digit temperatures towards the end of the weekend and into early next week.
If you plan to be outside:
- Avoid prolonged exposure
- Take frequent breaks
- Drink copious amounts of water, your body can loose up to a gallon of water per hour
- Wear loose and light colored clothing
- Wear sunscreen
- Shied yourself from the sun
Never leave pets or children unattended in vehicles, even for short periods of time. Heat buildup in a vehicle can reach lethal levels in minutes. STAY SMART…HEAT KILLS…