Welcome to July in Louisiana.

The National Weather Service says southeast Louisiana will experience oppressive heat this week from the late morning through the early evening hours.

Heat indices are expected to rise into the 100 to 105 degrees at least through Sunday. The heat index is a measure of how hot it really feels when relative humidity is factored in with the actual air temperature.

Actual temperatures are expected to reach the mid-90s, with sunny skies.

Few if any showers and thunderstorms are expected through Thursday. A better chances of thunderstorms may return Friday into Sunday.