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Heat Advisory In Effect For The ArkLaTex

Courtesy: NWS Shreveport

HOT WEATHER ALERT - Portions southern Arkansas, northern Louisiana, east Texas and southeast Oklahoma will see temperatures reaching the upper 90's making for an uncomfortable workday – to give us more insight into the weather is Senior Meteorologist Michael Barry with the National Weather Service in Shreveport. “When you combine the near triple-digit temperatures with high afternoon humidity you get very, very high heat index temperatures,” Barry explained. “We’re expecting heat indices to climb today somewhere between 105 and 110 degrees across much of northwest Louisiana and for that reason we have a heat advisory in effect beginning at 11 o’clock this morning and continuing through 7 o’clock this evening.”

Barry said we can expect to have hotter temperatures lasting throughout this week and lasting into the weekend.

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Courtesy: NWS_NOAA

So take precautions, take frequent breaks and stay hydrated. Check on elderly relatives, neighbors, and be sure your pets have plenty of water and shade if outdoors, and don’t leave anyone or any living thing in a parked car for any length of time as interior temperatures can get deadly in just a few minutes.

Chuck Smith brings more than 30 years' broadcast and media experience to Red River Radio. He began his career as a radio news reporter and transitioned to television journalism and newsmagazine production. Chuck studied mass communications at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia and motion picture / television production at the University of California at Los Angeles. He has also taught writing for television at York Technical College in Rock Hill, South Carolina and video / film production at Centenary College of Louisiana, Shreveport.