The summer heat continues!
Sunday will be sunny and steamy with highs near 98 degrees. Heat index values could be between 105-108 during the peak heating hours. Drink plenty of water and take occasional breaks indoors or in the shade if you outdoor activities in the afternoon.
Above average temperatures will continue into the first half of the work week with high temperatures approaching 100. In the event that a heat advisory is not issued, it would still be wise to take all precautions of staying cool.
Showers and storms return Thursday through the weekend.
*Keeping an eye on the Gulf*
A trough of low pressure over western Kentucky, Tennessee and northern Mississippi is forecast to move southward toward the northwestern Gulf of Mexico where a low pressure area could form in a few days. Some gradual development of this system is then possible while it meanders near the northern Gulf Coast through the middle of next week. The chance for formation is low. If it becomes our next named storm, it will be Barry.
IMPORTANT TO NOTE: Anything that enters the Gulf certainly catches our attention in Louisiana which is why we are monitoring it. This is still 5-7 days out. There is no cause for alarm right now, but worth keeping up to date on!
Have a great weekend!
Meteorologist Grace Lim