The temperatures should increase today and tomorrow, causing health risks and other concerns.
A Heat Advisory is in effect for the area. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible. A strong upper level ridge of high pressure will continue to expand Northeast from the Texas Hill Country into the lower Mississippi Valley through Friday. This means the hottest temperatures so far this year as highs climb into the middle to upper 90's by Friday. This combined with high humidity will result in afternoon Heat Index Values near 105 both today and again tomorrow.