Heat Advisory Posted For Much of South Louisiana
Spring has sprung, fall has fell, now it's July and it's hotter than....usual. That's a little poem my Dad used to say to me when I was little. Of course, the word "usual" would be replaced in this year of 2020 with the words "nine yards of blazing hell". You have to remember, I grew up in the 70s, our parents didn't use words like "hell" around us kids.
So, what does "nine yards of blazing hell" feel like? How about a Temperature Humidity Index of 110 degrees. Yeah, that's what it will feel like in the shade in parts of South Louisiana later today. In the direct sunlight, it could feel about 20 degrees warmer. In a closed up car, well you don't want to know how hot that's going to feel.
This will come as a shocker I'm sure but the National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for all of South Louisiana today. The advisory covers the hours between Noon and 7 pm. Heat Index values of 106 to 110 degrees will be common over the advised area.
These excessive temperatures could create health issues. Among those issues are heatstroke, heat exhaustion, and even burns to the skin created by contact with hot car seats.
Looking at the extended forecast for the area, you can count on high heat and humidity values through the weekend and into early next week. Forecast air temperature highs for Saturday and Sunday are expected to reach into the middle 90-degree range and those same kinds of forecast highs are projected all the way through next Thursday.