EAST TEXAS — With rain chances starting to scale back and more sunshine in your forecast, heat is again becoming a concern over East Texas. That concern starts today and a Heat Advisory is in effect for Smith County, Cherokee County, Marion County, Camp County, Nacogdoches County, Cass County, San Augustine County, Harrison County, Rusk County, Titus County, Gregg County, Upshur County, Franklin County, Sabine County, Shelby County, Angelina County, Wood County, Morris County, and Panola County until 7 pm tonight.

The Why:

High pressure moving in is causing much more sun to enter the forecast and allowing temps to rise up into the mid-90s this afternoon. Combine that with high levels of moisture in the air, as dew points are into the 70s, and we are going to be feeling like 105 to 110 this afternoon. Due to this the National Weather Service has seen fit to issue the Heat Advisory this afternoon.

The Impact/What To Do:

Heat related illnesses will be possible for those involved in outdoor activity and home-bound persons without air conditioning or circulating air. The following guide from US Department of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) tells you how to identify a heat illness and what steps you should take to treat it. (For mobile users or people wanting more info CLICK HERE.)

OSHA heat illness guide.
OSHA heat illness guide. 

Stay hydrated, stay cool, and stay safe East Texas!

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