Get ready: Hottest temperatures of the year coming to south Louisiana next few days _lowres

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"HOT HOT HOT," is how the National Weather Service describes south Louisiana's short-term forecast as the next few days wil likely bring the hottest temperatures of the summer.

How "HOT" is it going to get?

NWS said heat indexes will be 107-109 Saturday, 108-110 Sunday and 110-112 Monday. Actual high temperatures will range from 101-103 degrees.

With more schools beginning class Monday, NWS urges extra caution, asking parents and teachers to monitor students for signs of heat exhaustion and to double check that no people or pets are left in vehicles.

Relief might arrive by Tuesday or Wednesday as the NWS said the area of high pressure that's causing the intense heat will back off, creating a small chance of rain.