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Getting hotter this weekend

Posted: 5:34 PM, Jul 18, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-18 18:34:53-04

The summer for a forecast can be the ultimate test of patience as everyone is very familiar with the unchanging nature of summer weather down in south Louisiana. 

It is a constant, always present slog of heat and humidity interrupted by the occasional shower or thunderstorm, and this week has been no different from the standard fare. 

As you can likely guess there aren’t any major changes on the horizon and even some of the more subtle changes coming up this weekend don’t appear to be working in our favor. 

It will be, believe it or not, even hotter over the weekend; noticeably hotter at that as the heat wave in Texas will spill over to our side of the border and send the thermometer close to the century mark. 

This process will start on Thursday with the highs pushing well beyond 90 and the heat index making a run close to the 106 range across the state, which may even put us on track for a heat advisory. 

As a ridge of high pressure expands from Texas it will shut down even the isolated showers we’ve been able to squeeze out of the atmosphere so even a passing shower will be a tall task. 

I don’t need to go on about the dangers of heat at this point in the summer it’s not our first tangle with temperatures like this (and it won’t be the last) but it does bare repeating to just take it easy in the heat. 

It can be dangerous if you’re overdoing it and water as always is very important.