Oppressive Humidity Thursday; Heat Advisory in effect

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BRYAN, Tex. (KBTX) - Wednesday tied the hottest day of 2019 -- up to this point -- at 95°. Forecast highs are expected to reach the upper 90s Thursday. Add in thick Gulf air and the humidity will be stifling across the Brazos Valley.

Heat index values peaked during the 5pm hour Wednesday. High humidity made it feel like it was anywhere between 102° and 112° across the Brazos Valley.

Thursday is expected to kick that air-you-can-wear feeling up a notch. Heat index values are forecast anywhere between 105° and 111°+ throughout much of Central & Southeast Texas.

A HEAT ADVISORY remains in place for Milam, Robertson, and Leon Counties until 8pm Thursday. The National Weather Service has expanded that advisory to the entire Brazos Valley between 9am and 7pm Thursday. There is a likely chance Lee County will be added once again as well.

In the video above: Where thermometers are headed over the next 72 hours and why when they cool, issues will remain.