ALERT DAY: heat core bears down on Mississippi this weekend

Published: Jul. 30, 2021 at 4:54 AM CDT|Updated: Jul. 30, 2021 at 1:20 PM CDT
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It’s another HOT one out there today! As temperatures climb to the upper 90′s, feels like temperatures will crest around 105-115 degrees through the afternoon/early evening hours. Try to stay hydrated and cool today! Most spots will stay hot and dry today, but a pop up downpour can’t be ruled out. Muggy condition will carry into the overnight hours as temperatures slowly cool down to the mid and upper 70′s.

We’ll keep Alert Days in place for Saturday and Sunday as the dangerous heat carries into the weekend. Temperatures are forecast to climb to the upper 90′s to near 100 degrees tomorrow afternoon with heat index values on either side of 110. It will be very hot outside! Continue to use caution when spending long periods of time outdoors. With the intense heating of the day, a few isolated downpours/storms are possible during the afternoon and evening hours. We’ll remain hot and humid on Sunday with highs in the 90′s.

As a frontal boundary moves in from the north, rain chances will begin to increase by late Sunday and will remain elevated into Monday. This will provide much needed relief from the dangerous heat. Humidity levels also look to decrease next week as the front pushes southward allowing for drier air to filter in.

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