Heat Advisory for South Mississippi

Clay Curtis
August 14, 2019

The heat index topped out in "warning" range officially on Monday; according to the National Weather Service in Huntsville, it was as high as 112ºF in Florence! This is in effect until 8 PM CDT this evening. Every year, doctors treat people for heat exhaustion and the more severe heat stroke.

The heat index is the actual feel of the combined impact of temperature and humidity.

That means people spending time outdoors should take breaks in the shade, drink plenty of water, wear hats and light-colored clothing, among other precautions, he said. Continued oppressive humidity will lead to feels-like temperatures in the low 100s for several hours.

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Tuesday afternoon will see chances of isolated thunderstorms along the Interstate 20 and Interstate 30 corridors, NWS officials said. Overnight will be mostly clear with very little heat relief; low temperatures will struggle to leave the 80s. The current Heat Advisory expires at 7 p.m. Monday before transitioning into the Excessive Heat Warning.

"These hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat related illnesses especially during outdoor exertion or extended exposure".

"The thunderstorm chances will increase Tuesday night and will gradually spread south and encompass all of North and Central Texas on Wednesday", meteorologists said. No tropical development is expected over the next 5 days.

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