...Heat advisory in effect from 10 am Sunday to midnight CDT Sunday night...
The National Weather Service in New Orleans has issued a heat advisory...which is in effect from 10 am Sunday to midnight CDT Sunday night. The excessive heat watch is no longer in effect.
* Temperature...mid 90s today with heat indices near 105...mid 70s tonight...upper 90s Sunday with heat indices 105 to 110.
* Duration...this afternoon through Sunday evening.
* Impacts...by Sunday afternoon the cumulative effects from prolonged exposure to hot and humid temperatures can produce stress on persons that do not take precautions against the heat.
Do not leave children or pets unattended in a parked vehicle. Internal temperatures can rise to 130 degrees in a matter of minutes and become fatal.
A heat advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is expected. 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.