First days of weather warning in place this weekend due to dangerously high heat levels

DEEP EAST TEXAS (KTRE) – With dangerous heat levels expected this weekend, we have issued the first warning weather days for Saturday and Sunday across East Texas.

In addition to heat advisories that are in place for our entire KTRE viewing area, we now have excessive heat advisories that are in effect for Angelina, Cherokee, Nacogdoches, Rusk, Sabine, San Augustine counties and Shelby until at least 7 p.m. Saturday. .

This means the risk of heatstroke and heat exhaustion will be high this weekend, which is why you’ll want to limit your time outdoors, even if you’re on a lake or near a pool. . Please stay hydrated and seek air conditioning as much as possible.

We are looking for daytime highs to reach the low 100s this weekend with Heat Index values ​​reaching around, if not higher, 110 degrees. That’s why this weekend will be our hottest weekend so far this summer.

The only change to our forecast is that we’ve added some low-end storm risk for Saturday afternoon and evening as a flow boundary of thunderstorms trying to form in northern Texas may try to move south in our part of the state. The chance of rain late Saturday evening is only 30%, but it may offer some relief from the heat if we can see a few areas entering a deluge thunderstorm.

Due to the added thermal energy in the atmosphere, if storms manage to form, strong gusts of wind will be possible.

Any remaining flow boundaries hanging around on Sunday will combine with daytime heating to give us a 20% chance of rain. Again, most of us will just be sweating in the hot July sun.

By next week we expect the high pressure ridge to begin to move towards the Intermountain West bringing daily rains back to our region as deeper moisture along the sea breeze front becomes a little more active. This would lead to the return of daily showers and “less warm” temperatures next week as daytime highs drop into the mid-90s. This would essentially end the heat wave.

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