More than 25 million Americans will be under a heat alert this weekend as the Southwest portion of the United States braces for record high temperatures. This temperature will be rising in Southwest Louisiana as well.
The National Weather Service Office in Lake Charles has posted a heat advisory for almost all of South Louisiana. That heat advisory will go into effect at noon today and will last until 7 pm tonight. The reason for the advisory is to add extra emphasis on just how dangerous the hot weather can be.