Wind: 9 MPH
Humidity: 74 %
Weather for your area:
From the Vipir 7 Storm Center
743 AM CDT SAT JUL 26 2014
A full July weekend in store weather-wise with increased humidity and hot temperatures. Highs are expected to be in the low to mid-90s this weekend with heat index values near the century mark. Like previous heat episodes this one will be short-lived.
Here are some basic safety tips:
> Slow down. Reduce, eliminate or reschedule strenuous activities until the coolest time of the day.
> Dress for summer. Wear lightweight, light-colored clothing to reflect heat and sunlight.
> Drink plenty of water, non-alcoholic and decaffeinated fluids.
> Take frequent breaks preferably in air-conditioned places.
> Don't get too much sun. Sunburn reduces your body's ability to dissipate heat.ch sun. Sunburn reduces your body's ability to dissipate heat.
A cold front enters the area tomorrow afternoon. It should be unstable enough for at least scattered showers and thunderstorms. There is a risk that a few thunderstorms could become severe. Damaging wind being the main threat.
Then get ready because a return to cooler drier weather will slide in and should last the rest of this month. Speaking of July temperatures: through yesterday the average temperature this month in Jackson has been 74.0º. That is 5.7º below average. The record coolest July was back in 2009 when the average temperature was 75.6º. With a return to below average temperatures next week, we will likely break the record.
Eddie Holmes - StormTeam 7 Meteorologist, CBM
Twitter - @WBBJ7Eddie
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