Residents Cool off During Excessive Heat
7 Eyewitness News Staff
JACKSON, Tenn. - West Tennesseans found anyway possible to stay cool after a Heat Advisory was issued for the area by the National Weather Service.
As temperatures topped 103 degrees, a record that has stood for 60 years, residents hit the pool, ate ice cream and sipped lemonade in the shade as they tried to stay cool.
Health experts warn those traditional tactics may offer brief relief but could give you a false sense of safety. They say it is best to stay out of the sun all together, if possible.