The blazing heat has returned to the Texarkana Area.Similar to last summers intense heat, temperatures yesterday spiked to a sizzling 107 degrees. Today, forecasters say it should be around 105 degrees with a heat index, which is the combination of the temperature and the humidity, at around 110 degrees.

Officials say to take plenty of breaks if you have to work or exert energy outside, wear light weight and loose fitting clothes. Drink plenty of fluids such as water and get to shaded areas or air conditioned areas frequently.

Be sure and check on the elderly, or those with weakened immune systems and make sure any outdoor pets have shade and water to drink.

Heat Stroke is an emergency, if you believe that is happening to you or someone else call 911.