James: No relief from the heat
(KSLA) - High pressure will continue to build in and will be anchored over the ArkLaTex for the next several days.
That means no relief from the heat. Highs through the upcoming weekend will be in the upper 90s to near 100F.
Thursday will be another hot day. Highs will be in the upper 90s to near 100F. The humidity will make it feel even hotter. Expect more of the same as we head towards the weekend.
Shreveport will likely be just shying of tying its record highs through the end of the month, though. Record highs for the rest of the month in Shreveport are just above 100 degrees.
The air is also going to be humid, so max heat index values will be near 105F.
With heat index values approaching 105F, make sure to take extra precautions to beat the heat and know the symptoms of heat stroke: throbbing headache, dizziness, lack of sweating, muscle cramps and nausea.
Most places will not see a drop of rain until the beginning or the middle of next week.
Early next week this ridge or area of high pressure will move to our north and allow a disturbance to ride along the Gulf Coast. This disturbance will likely throw some shower and storm activity our way.
Right now, it looks like places along and south I-20 will have the best rain chances.
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