The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat warning for Central Mississippi today until 7pm.
High heat and humid conditions will combine to create heat indices reaching over 110 degrees.
Residents are reminded to drink plenty of fluids, stay in air-conditioning if possible, 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.