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Hot and Humid Weather Forecast through the Weekend

Heat Advisory issued for SE Texas for Tuesday

A heat advisory is in place from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m., the weather organization states.

Heat advisories and warnings have been issued in Chester and Montgomery counties and throughout much of the region during the week, and they are likely this weekend as well.

For us, a heat wave will be at least two consecutive days of temperatures of 105 or higher and including at least half the area the Hanford NWS station handles.

Actual temperatures are expected to be in the low 90s on Thursday and mid 90s on Friday and Saturday.

This afternoon and evening there is a chance for scattered thunderstorms generally northwest of a line running from Salina through Hutchinson and on to Anthony.

Some surrounding counties, including Cumberland, Perry, Franklin, Adams and Schuylkill, are under a heat advisory with a heat index reaching a possible 104. Interior temperatures will rapidly exceed 130 degrees.

Precautionary/preparedness actions. Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside.

The steamy weather begins to abate on Sunday with temperatures in the low 90s, but the heat index should remain in the 100 to 105 range.

Wear light, loose fitting clothing.

The National Weather Service issued the watch at 3:47 a.m. Thursday, unusually far in advance.

Storm chances continue on Friday, but no severe weather is predicted then. The low Friday was 79 degrees, breaking the mark of 78 set in 1926.

Those rain chances will go up on Saturday, climbing to 40 percent. Clearing skies, highs in the mid-80s.