The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for Gregg County and surrounding areas from 10 a.m. Tuesday through 7 p.m. Wednesday.

The group says heat indices during the afternoon Tuesday and Wednesday are likely to range between 105 and 110 degrees.

"A heat advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is expected," the National Weather Service wrote in a post on its website. "The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun and check up on relatives and neighbors."

Area residents are also encouraged to:

  • Limit time doing outdoor activities
  • Reschedule strenuous outdoor activities to early morning or evening
  • Wear light-weight and loose-fitting clothing
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Take frequent rest breaks in shaded or air-conditioned environment
  • Call 911 and move the person to a cool and shaded location if someone suffers from heat stroke