A dangerous heat wave will continue through Saturday across portions of Mississippi. Afternoon high temperatures are expected in the upper 90s to around 100 degrees F with heat indices up to 110 to 115 degrees F over consecutive days. Residents are urged to stay hydrated, cool and to avoid spending long periods of time outdoors.
The National Weather Service reminds residents to: Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young
children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances.
Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.