The heat for our area is indeed so serious that a newly issued Heat Advisory is now in full effect. All counties along the I-20 corridor (including Hinds/Madison/Rankin/Warren). We are expecting a high of 99 degrees with winds from the W 10-15 mph. And just in case you were wondering, there's NO CHANCE of rain in the forecast.
Tonight we'll eventually get some relief from the heat; but that's after a mostly muggy night. Temps will hover in the 80s during the majority of the evening hours. However, during the overnight and early morning hours of Saturday, we'll slip into the 70s. Winds will stay out of the SW at 5-10 mph.
The HEAT WAVE is expected to continue into the weekend with no significant break in sight. High will continue to reach above the norm for this time of the year, close to the 100 degree mark. Additionally the winds will push from the south, adding a bit of moisture in the atmosphere. That extra push of southerly winds will result in more humidity and higher heat index numbers (likely near 105 or higher).
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