Extreme heat expected across Louisiana through the weekend
Posted on 8/7/2015 12:14:00 PM.
Sweltering temperatures are expected across the state this weekend.  State Climatologist Barry Keim says dangerous heat levels are expected into the first part of next week.  


Keim says afternoon high temps will be in the triple digits across Louisiana.
 
"Monday looks to be the warmest day with forecasts of 104 in Shreveport, 103 in Baton Rouge."

The National Weather Service says record high temperatures are possible in some areas of the state.  Keim says an area of high pressure in the central Gulf is severely limiting clouds and thunderstorms.  He says humidity levels will remain high, driving the heat index way up.

"I would anticipate seeing numbers between 110 and 120 over this weekend across the state of Louisiana."

He suggests limiting your time in the direct sun, especially during the hottest part of the day, and keeping yourself well hydrated.  Keim says some slight relief is in sight as a cold front is expected to roll across the state Tuesday night into Wednesday.

"Which is expected to bring us at least some cloudiness and some scattered thunderstorms across the state.  The hope is that that should at least knock the temperatures back down into the upper 90s." 
Barry Keim, Louisiana, heat, extreme heat





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