National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce

Oppressive heat and humidity building into the central and southeast U.S.

A heat wave is building into parts of the central and southeast U.S. this week. The combination of heat and humidity will lead to dangerous heat indices, especially in parts of the central Mississippi River Valley where an Excessive Heat Warning is in effect. Heat Advisories are in effect elsewhere across the region. Relief is not expected for several days.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current Conditions

Ouachita Parish

Zone Forecast

  • Today Mostly cloudy in the morning...then partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 90s. South winds 5 mph. Heat index readings 101 to 104.
  • Tonight A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the early evening. Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 70s. Southwest winds 5 mph.
  • Friday Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 90s. South winds 10 mph. Heat index readings 101 to 104.
  • Friday Night Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 70s. South winds 5 mph.
  • Saturday Mostly clear in the morning...then becoming partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 90s. South winds 10 mph.
  • Saturday Night Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 70s.
  • Sunday Mostly clear in the morning...then becoming partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 90s.
  • Sunday Night Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 70s.
  • Monday Mostly clear in the morning...then partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 90s.
  • Monday Night Partly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Lows in the lower 70s.
  • Tuesday Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 90s.
  • Tuesday Night Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 70s.
  • Wednesday Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 90s.