Hot temperatures continue this week for most of Mississippi as many counties are under a heat advisory until 7 p.m. Monday evening.
The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory as parts of northwestern, central, and southern Mississippi can expect to have high temperatures in the low to mid-90s. The heat will combine with the moisture in the air left after storms earlier in the week to create muggy conditions.
Heat indices will rise to between 105 and 110 degrees this afternoon, especially in western portions of the area, the National Weather Service Jackson’s official website stated.
Cities such as the Jackson metro area, Vicksburg, Hattiesburg, and Greenville are already experiencing high heat indices, meteorologist Thomas Winesett with the Jackson office said.
The heat is expected to continue into the week with high temperatures expected to be in the low to mid-90s every day next week, however, the heat indices may not reach 110 degrees, Winesett said.
Everyone is urged to drink plenty of fluids, stay indoors in air-conditioned areas, stay out of the sun and check on relatives and neighbors to avoid heat-related illnesses.
-Other tips from the National Weather Service include:
-Check up on relatives and neighbors who may be more susceptible to the heat.
-DO NOT leave children or pets unattended in vehicles.
-Take extra precautions if you work outside.
-Reschedule strenuous activities to early in the day when possible.
-Know signs and symptoms of heatstroke and heat exhaustion.
-Wear lightweight and loose-fitting clothing.