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Heat advisory in effect for Lincoln County

File photo/Lincoln County is under a heat advisory today until 7 p.m. The National Weather Service in Jackson urges individuals to stay hydrated and avoid strenuous outdoor activities.

File photo/Lincoln County is under a heat advisory today until 7 p.m. The National Weather Service in Jackson urges individuals to stay hydrated and avoid strenuous outdoor activities.

Though it won’t be breaking triple digits, it will be hot and humid this week.

A heat advisory through the National Weather Service remains in effect until 7 p.m. Thursday.

High temperatures in the mid to upper 90s combined with high humidity will result in heat index values peaking from 105 to 110 degrees, mainly in the afternoon.

The NWS in Jackson suggests individuals stay hydrated and avoid strenuous outdoor activities.

Heat stress will reach dangerous levels and could lead to heat exhaustion or heat stroke for those working outside, according to the NWS.

An elevated threat will continue through the week with heat indexes expected to peak above 105 for the next few days. It is possible a heat advisory will continue to be necessary, the NWS alert said.

In Lincoln County, the NWS predicts a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. It will be mostly sunny, with a high near 96. Isolated showers and thunderstorms are before 9 p.m. It’s expected to be partly cloudy, with a low around 76.

Thursday will see a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 93. The chance of rain and thunderstorms drops to 20 percent Thursday night, with a low around 74.