The area is under a heat advisory until 6 p.m. this afternoon, as record heat is expected to sweep through the area.
Average high temperatures for this time of the year in Louisiana are usually in the low 90s, but today, we're expected to be in the mid-90s in some areas, and adding that heat to 60+ percent humidity is going to create heat indexes well into the 100s, if not close to 110. Those outdoors are expected to take precautions to stay safe, including planning regular water breaks and getting shade when possible.
The heat advisory is for most of southeast Louisiana and it started this morning and will run through the late-afternoon.
David Bernard, Chief Meteorologist with Fox 8 in New Orleans said a similar advisory may also be in place tomorrow.