Heat stress might approach 'dangerous levels' in south Louisiana this week, National Weather Service warns _lowres

Graphic courtesy of the National Weather Service


The typical sizzling Louisiana summer has arrived.

The National Weather Service said in its hazardous weather outlook Monday that "heat stress may approach dangerous levels each afternoon through the week."

"The combination of temperatures in the lower to middle 90s and high humidity is expected to produce heat index values ranging from 102 to 108 degrees," the NWS said. "And it is possible that a heat advisory may become necessary for some locations."

There's a chance of isolated storms each day this week, but rain isn't mentioned much in the NWS' seven-day forecast. What is mentioned is stifling temperatures and plenty of sun.

Highs this week are forecast to be 94-97 degrees.