Heat Will "Mug" You Today: Bret Holds On - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

Heat Will "Mug" You Today: Bret Holds On

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

It's going feel like humidity will literally 'mug' you when you step out the door today. As early as 5am this morning we had a heat index of 80 degrees; and that's BEFORE sunrise.

Heat index numbers will climb above 101 for today and may happen as early as 2pm this afternoon. It's possible for us to hold at that level or above for 3-4 hours.

We'll have a slight chance of rain in the forecast for today; during the afternoon hours there's a 30% possibility. Thursday's threat of rain is also concentrated in the heat of the afternoon hours.

The latest on Bret indicates that the tropical storm is maintaining it's strength at this point. The maximum sustained winds are holding at 50 mph. Gradual weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours.


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