KOSCIUSKO, Miss.–It’s going to be sunny and hot with almost no chance for relief from rain this afternoon. A heat advisory is in effect for central Mississippi.
“Heat indices will be right around 105 to below 110,” said David Cox, a forecaster with the National Weather Service office in Jackson. “It’s very hot, humid and there’s the potential for heat stress, heat stroke and heat exhaustion in these temperatures.”
Lingering showers from the afternoon are in the process of dying off. The rest of the night will be mostly dry with low temps in the 70s. The heat continues through midweek with Excessive Heat Warnings and Heat Advisories still in effect. pic.twitter.com/Zc8mCxj3pN
— NWS Jackson MS (@NWSJacksonMS) August 24, 2021
His advice is to stay inside, if possible. Drink plenty of water and check on your neighbors.
Cox said the possibility of more thunderstorms Thursday and Friday will mean some relief.