Hot temperatures and high humidity are expected across Central Mississippi again today, with heat indices near 105 in the east and 106-110 degrees in the west. Highs will be rising into the mid 90s with scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms possible. The National Weather Service urges residents to use caution when spending time outdoors. Stay hydrated, check in on relatives and neighbors, and remember young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances. A heat advisory remains in effect for the area between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.
UPDATE 12:50 p.m. MONDAY: A Pre-Disaster Emergency Declaration has been granted to the State of Mississippi by President Biden and FEMA. In a release from