While hot temperatures are a normal thing for Louisiana this time of year, it looks as if it’s going to get even hotter in the upcoming weeks.
The average temperature is usually around 90 degrees Fahrenheit, but a ridge of high pressure is moving in over our part of the state, and with a lack of wind, it won’t be going anywhere anytime soon.
The first week of June will be in the mid to upper 90s, which is as much as 10 degrees hotter than normal, while the following days could possibly reach over 100 degrees. There is no saying how long the higher temperatures will last, but officials recommend that residents take precautions to remain safe.
Dehydration and heat stroke can be a serious danger, leading to organ failure and possibly even death if a person fails to stay cool. It’s easy to avoid; all you have to do is stay in the shade and drink enough water.