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Get ready for a sizzling weekend

One of the hottest weekends of the summer is expected across the Arklatex. Temperatures have been on a gradual climb this week and that trend will continue into the weekend. We've not yet hit 100 this summer in many locations, but we'll be pretty close. Upper 90s will be common both Saturday and Sunday with isolated spots seeing triple digits.

When you add in the humidity it will feel hotter. The Heat Index, or what it feels like, will be between 100 and 105. The air should be just dry enough to keep most of the area below what's considered dangerous...a Heat Index reading of above 105.

Even though we aren't under any Heat Advisories in our area, it's still a good idea to take necessary precautions to stay cool. If you spend time outdoors this weekend, don't overdo it. Take plenty of breaks, find some shade, and keep yourself hydrated with plenty of non-caffeinated, non-alcoholic fluids.

Don't forget the sunscreen too! The UV Index will be around a 10, which is very high.

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