Posted by StormTracker Meteorologist Michael Hetrick
A Heat Advisory was issued by the National Weather Service in Shreveport Tuesday as afternoon temperatures in the upper 90s, combined with the high humidity, made our heat index values register near 110 degrees in parts of East Texas.
No Heat Advisory is in effect for today, but we will still see temperatures in the mid 90s this afternoon. This makes our heat index values rise close or slightly over 100 degrees, so you are still urged to be careful if you are out in the heat.
A few scattered showers and thunderstorms are also in the forecast, mainly in the southern and eastern counties of East Texas today. A weak disturbance is pushing westward across southern Louisiana this morning. As this disturbance combines with the moist, humid air showers and thunderstorms look to develop into the afternoon. While we aren't expecting a large amount of rain, locations in southeast Texas and southwest Louisiana may see an inch or so.
Chances for scattered showers and thunderstorms will linger into Thursday as well, before that disturbance weakens. We are looking for partly cloudy skies, highs in the mid 90s, and a very slight chance of an isolated afternoon shower.