Ruston, LA
Partly Cloudy
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Humidity: 43%
Wind: N 0mph
Barometer: 30.01in
Dewpoint: 70°F
Visibility: 10.00 Miles
This Afternoon
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Slight Chance T-storms
High 97
Rain Chance20%
Tonight
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Slight Chance T-storms
Low 77
Rain Chance20%
Saturday
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Chance T-storms
High 92
Rain Chance30%
  • Heat Advisory
    Updated: Fri Jul-21-17 02:47pm CDT
    Effective: Fri Jul-21-17 02:47pm CDT
    Expires: Fri Jul-21-17 07:00pm CDT
    Severity: Minor
    Urgency: Expected
    Certainty: Likely
    Status: Actual
    Type: Alert
    Category: Met
    Areas affected: Bienville; Caldwell; Claiborne; Grant; Jackson; La Salle; Lincoln; Natchitoches; Ouachita; Red River; Union; Webster; Winn
    Instructions: Take extra precautions to prepare your body for any sort of work outside today. Consider rescheduling exercise and strenuous activities before or after the hot afternoon readings. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke such as the chills or a sudden lack of perspiration. It is best to wear light weight and loose fitting clothing. Drink plenty of fluids such as water before, during and after exposure to the heat. When possible, seek an air-conditioned space or at least time spent out of the sun and remember to check on relatives, neighbors and pets.
    Message Summary: ...heat advisory to expire across the eastern half of the four state region at 7 pm this evening...
    ...heat advisory has been extended for the western half of the four state region until 7 pm saturday evening...
    ...heat advisory remains in effect until 7 pm cdt this evening...
    * event...hot and humid conditions will continue with high temperatures in the mid to upper 90s. When combined with the humidity, heat indices will range from 105 to 109 degrees.
    * timing...heat index readings of 105 plus can be expected mainly during the late afternoon and very early evening hours.
    * impact...heat related illnesses may become possible for those outdoors, especially when out in direct sunshine.
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This Afternoon

A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 97. Heat index values as high as 104. South wind around 5 mph.

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Tonight

A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 77. South wind around 5 mph.

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Saturday

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 92. Heat index values as high as 104. South wind around 5 mph.

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Saturday Night

A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 76. South wind around 5 mph.

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Sunday

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 91. Southwest wind around 5 mph.

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Sunday Night

A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 75.

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Monday

A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 92.

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Monday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 74.

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Tuesday

A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 94.

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Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 74.

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Wednesday

Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 95.

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Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 75.

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Thursday

Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 95.