First Alert Weather Day: Very dangerous heat conditions expected through Tuesday

First Alert Weather Day: Very dangerous heat conditions expected through Tuesday
Feels-like temperatures across the ArkLaTex (Source: KSLA News 12)

Dangerously hot weather is expected across much of the ArkLaTex for the first couple of days this week. An ‘Excessive Heat Warning’ is in effect for all of NW Louisiana and most of SW Arkansas through 7pm Tuesday. The remainder of the area is under a ‘Heat Advisory’.

Excessive Heat Warnings for some of the area
Excessive Heat Warnings for some of the area (Source: KSLA News 12)

Temperatures near 100 combined with very humid conditions will make it feel like 110 degrees or hotter in some areas Monday and Tuesday afternoons.

Feels-like temperatures across the ArkLaTex
Feels-like temperatures across the ArkLaTex (Source: KSLA News 12)

By mid-morning today we’ll already be feeling like 100 in Shreveport and that ‘feels-like’ temperature could get as high 112 by the afternoon hours.

Feels-like temperatures could exceed 110.
Feels-like temperatures could exceed 110. (Source: KSLA News 12)

When the ‘feels-like’ temperatures reach or exceed 110 it becomes very easy for most people to suffer from heat exhaustion or heat stroke. Heat stroke is a very serious condition that requires immediate medical attention.

Heat exhaustion and heat stroke
Heat exhaustion and heat stroke (Source: KSLA News 12)

If you do have to spend time outdoors in these conditions it’s very important that you do NOT overexert yourself. Here are some tips for staying safe.

Heat safety tips
Heat safety tips (Source: KSLA News 12)

And don’t forget the pets too. If they have to be outside make sure they have shade and a supply of fresh, cool water. You may just want to bring them inside.

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