Area will feel increasing heat stress conditions through Tuesday

Published 3:02 pm Friday, July 15, 2022

The National Weather Service in Jackson warns Southwest Mississippi residents of increasing heat stress over the next few days.

High temperatures in the low to mid 90s combined with increasing moisture this weekend into mid-next week will result in increased heat stress, with heat indices near 105 degrees along and west of Interstate 55.

Heat exhaustion will be possible with prolonged outdoor activity. NWS suggests people make sure to stay hydrated, avoid strenuous outdoor activities and take frequent breaks when outdoors.

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Expect an evening thunderstorm Saturday, with a high of 92 and a low of 73.

Sunday and Monday will have a high of 91 and lows 72-74. Skies will be partly cloudy, with a 25 percent chance of rain.

Tuesday and Wednesday will be mostly sunny with patchy clouds, and highs of 94. Lows will be 74-76. Expect a 15 percent chance of rain each day.

Chance of rain increase Thursday to 56 percent as an afternoon thunderstorm is expected. High is 90 and the low is 75.