Get ready for another scorcher around the area to start the week. Afternoon highs will range from 93-96 across the area. Heat index values will range from 105-115. This means potentially dangerous heat for southeast Louisiana and southern Mississippi.
An Excessive Heat Warning is in effect again for the immediate south shore while the rest of the area is under a Heat Advisory. Please protect yourself from the heat, drink plenty of fluids, and stay inside if possible.
The main difference from the weekend will be the chance for storms. We are already seeing heavy downpours across the area early Monday morning and that trend will continue with isolated storms through the day.
The best chance of these will most likely be on the south shore through the day. Watch for locally strong wind gusts and frequent lightning.
This pattern will continue through much of the week.