SHREVEPORT, LA - Things are beginning to heat up across Louisiana and Texas. In fact, the National Weather Service says dangerous heat is expected heading into Memorial Day weekend across much of the deep south and Texas.

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Shreveport and Bossier City will see hot temps but not in the danger category. We will be under a moderate heat advisory for the holiday weekend.  This level of heat affects most individuals sensitive to heat, especially those without effective cooling and/or adequate hydration. Impacts possible in some health systems and in heat-sensitive industries.


Texas is where things will really be blistering. Much of Texas will be under a red alert for heat. This means the heat could impact anyone without effective cooling and/or adequate hydration. This could result in more people headed to emergency rooms for heat related illnesses.

But the biggest concern for the weekend is along the Texas Mexico border where extreme heat is expected with little to no overnight relief. This heat will impact anyone who is not hydrated or lives in conditions with no cooling mechanism.

This warning says "This level of heat will affect ANYONE spending time outside. Make sure you are staying hydrated and taking breaks in the shade to avoid any heat related illnesses."



How Hot Will It Get?

In Shreveport, things are not nearly as bad as parts of Texas. We will see temps in the low to mid 90's over Memorial Day weekend. Showers moving in later this week will keep our temps from soaring into the upper 90's. Much of southeast Texas will soar into the mid 90's but the heat index will make it feel well above 100 degrees.

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