FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY: Excessive heat continues through Tuesday

Tuesday is a FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY due to the potential for more EXTREME heat.

Most of Northwest Louisiana, Southwest Arkansas and McCurtain County, Okla., will be under an EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING until 7 p.m. Tuesday.

East Texas and the rest of Northwest Louisiana and Southwest Arkansas will be under a HEAT ADVISORY.

Feels-like temperatures, or heat indices, will range from 105-110 degrees or more Tuesday afternoon.

Make sure to beat the heat by limiting your time outside, drinking plenty of water and wearing light-colored and loose-fitting clothing.

(Source: KSLA News 12)

Tonight will be very warm and muggy. Overnight lows will be in the upper 70s to near 80 degrees.

More extreme heat is expected Tuesday. Feels-like temperatures will be near 90 degrees by 8 a.m.

Feels-like temperatures will range from 107-112 degrees from 1-7 p.m. Tuesday. This is when we are really going to want to limit our time outside Tuesday.

High temperatures Tuesday will be near or just above 100 degrees. Also, expect a mostly sunny sky.

A slow-moving cold front will start to drop south into the area late Tuesday into Tuesday night. This front will be the focal point of a few showers and storms Tuesday night. Lows Tuesday night will be in the mid- to upper 70s.

This front will linger across the area Wednesday and will trigger scattered showers and storms. Right now, widespread rain is not expected; so you’ll probably have to keep the yard watered this week.

With more clouds and scattered wet weather around, Wednesday is not going to be nearly as hot. We should get a break from the dangerous heat. Highs will be in the low to mid-90s.

The heat will start to build back into the area late this week and into the weekend. Highs on Thursday through Sunday will be back in the mid- to upper 90s.

There will be very little heat relief from the rain. Rain chances will remain limited toward the end of the workweek and into the weekend.

— KSLA First Alert meteorologist James Parish

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