The high heat continues throughout CenLa. We are currently situated under a ridge of high pressure. The sinking air from the high pressure is what is keeping our temperatures high and our rain chances low. We'll continue to see heat index values between 101-110 degrees through at least Wednesday.
A heat advisory is in effect until further notice. This means that due to the high heat index values the risk for heat related illnesses will be high. Try to limit your outdoor activity, especially during the afternoon peak heating hours, Noon-6:00 pm. If you have to be outside make sure to keep hydrated with plenty of fluids, wear light colored and loose fitting clothing, and take frequent breaks.
By mid-week we'll see a piece of energy work it's way towards our area, which will cause a portion of the high pressure ridge to begin to break down. This will allow for slightly higher rain chances to enter the forecast and a little more cloud cover. We'll see about a 30% chance for showers and thunderstorms beginning Friday and lasting through the weekend. This will allow for a little bit of relief from the searing heat.