Heat Advisory for several Southeast Texas counties Tuesday afternoon

A Heat Advisory is in effect for several Southeast Texas counties from 1 p.m. Tuesday until 7 p.m. Tuesday.

According to the National Weather Service, heat index values are expected to be between 105 and 110 degrees this afternoon into the early evening.

The Heat Advisory is for the following counties:

  • Austin
  • Brazoria
  • Brazos
  • Burleson
  • Chambers
  • Colorado
  • Fort Bend
  • Galveston
  • Grimes
  • Harris
  • Houston
  • Jackson
  • Liberty
  • Madison
  • Matagorda
  • Montgomery
  • Polk
  • San Jacinto
  • Trinity
  • Walker

There will be an increased risk of heat-related illnesses including heat exhaustion and heat stroke.  Take precautions if you will be outdoors:

  • Know the signs of heat exhaustion and heat stroke
  • Reschedule outdoor activities to the morning and evening, if possible; take breaks
  • Wear light-weight, loose-fitting clothing
  • Drink water

MAP: Cooling centers open in the Houston area