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Heat advisory issued for parts of southeast Louisiana

Published: Jul. 22, 2021 at 4:34 AM CDT|Updated: Jul. 22, 2021 at 2:38 PM CDT
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for a portion of southeast Louisiana for Friday, July 22. The advisory will go into effect at 9 a.m. and remain in effect until 7 p.m.

A Heat Advisory is issued when heat index values (feels like temperatures) are forecast to reach 108° or higher. This is the first issuance of a Heat Advisory this summer.

Here are the feels like temperatures for Friday, July 23 through Sunday, July 25.
Here are the feels like temperatures for Friday, July 23 through Sunday, July 25.(WAFB)

The National Weather Service stated in its advisory discussion that, “This will be the first real bout of heat indices that high this summer. Heat index readings up to 108 and 109 will not be widespread but most locations will be close. Given the rain and clouds we have seen it has been relatively cool so many people may not quite be prepared for this heat yet.”

This is a checklist to help you get through the heat.
This is a checklist to help you get through the heat.(WAFB)

Right now, the First Alert Weather Team forecast keeps feels like temperatures below the 108° NWS threshold but certainly agrees with the caution the NWS is using by issuing a precautionary Heat Advisory.

Take all heat-related precautions not only Friday but also over the weekend as feels like temperatures are likely to be the same if not warmer than Friday.

This chart helps you to know the difference between heat-related illnesses.
This chart helps you to know the difference between heat-related illnesses.(WAFB)

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