It’s the heat and the humidity — Heat exhaustion likely all week long

Published 9:27 am Monday, July 18, 2022

The heat and humidity will continue to be a problem all week long.

The National Weather Service in Jackson has issued an elevated risk caution for Southwest Mississippi and a large portion of the rest of the state. The elevated risk extends from Tuesday into the weekend, primarily from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. each day. Highs in the mid- to upper-90s and heat indices of 106 to 110 degrees will be the average.

Monday has a limited risk, with temps in the mid-90s and a heat index around 105. Fatigue and heat exhaustion is possible with prolonged outdoor activity Monday. Heat exhaustion is likely with prolonged outdoor activity the remainder of the week.

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NWS suggests residents stay hydrated, avoid strenuous outdoor activities, and take frequent breaks if working outdoors.


Rain and storms

Monday will see a 40 percent chance of rain and thunderstorms after 10 a.m.

Rain is not expected again until Thursday, when a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms returns after 1 p.m. and extends through Friday afternoon.

Saturday and Sunday will bring 20 percent chances of showers and storms.