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Dangerously Hot Temperatures: Heat Advisory Starts at Noon Friday

By Brad Douglass
By bdouglass@wbbjtv.com

Jackson, Tenn. - The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for most of the Mid-South, including West Tennessee and Northeast Mississippi.

The Heat Advisory will be in effect from Noon Friday until 7:00 p.m. Sunday.

Dangerous heat is forecast for the area with afternoon temperatures exceeding 100 degrees. The combination of hot temperatures combined with high humidity levels will make it feel even hotter. Heat indices between 105 and 114 degrees will be common across the area.

Now is the time to plan for the hotter than normal conditions. If you
must work outside, plan to take frequent breaks, drink plenty of water
and dress in light-weight, light-colored, loose-fitting clothing. Otherwise, reschedule any outdoor work activities to early morning or early evening.

When possible, stay in an air conditioned environment. Check on relatives and neighbors and make sure pets have adequate shade and access to water.

Never leave children or pets unattended in a locked vehicle. Even with the windows down slightly, temperatures inside a car can become suffocating when exposed to direct sunlight for a short period of time.
Remember, Beat the Heat, Check the Back Seat!

Stay with the VIPIR 7 Storm Team for the latest on this dangerous
heatwave and updates as the heat advisory could be extended beyond Sunday evening.