New Orleans, La. - The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory which is in effect from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Heat index values in excess of 105 degrees and as high as 108 degrees are expected this afternoon and this evening for several hours across the area.
A heat advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors.