Dangerously hot to start the work week

Dangerously hot to start the work week
Posted at 4:54 PM, Jul 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-07 19:06:10-04

As an upper level ridge and surface high pressure remains situated in the western Gulf of Mexico to start the work week Acadiana will continue to deal with extremely hot and humid conditions.

Highs Monday through Wednesday will top out between 96-98° with heat indices between 105-110°.

With these dangerously hot temperatures I would not be surprised if more heat advisories are issued the next 3 days.

Thus, if you have to work outside in this heat make sure you are taking frequent breaks, drinking plenty of water and trying to find shade to stay out of the direct sunlight as much as possible.

Also, make sure you are checking on the elderly or those that do not have A/C to make sure they can find a place to cool off.

Libraries and local museums are free places with A/C for people to get out of the heat.

And don't forget about pets, make sure they have plenty of water and a place to get out of the heat to cool off as well.

Beyond Wednesday we should start to see a little relief from the heat as rain chances increase as a weak front heads our way, along with the potential system developing in the Gulf.

For more on that possible system in the Gulf click here.