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Nearly entire state under a Heat Advisory

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

The heat Advisory is no longer in effect for the metro. In fact, it only remains in effect for Warren, Issaquena, Sharkey, Holmes, Yazoo, Humphreys and Attala Counties. 

The heat advisory will continue through 7 p.m. This means it will feel as hot as 110° this afternoon for several hours.

It's vital to take all precautions against the dangerous heat. Be sure to take frequent breaks, if it has a heart beat, check the back seat, stay hydrated, check on the elderly that live around you and know the signs of heat illness. 

This is the hottest stretch of weather so far this summer.

There's a better chance for rain Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoon. Rain will be scattered at times and coming down fairly heavy with frequent lightning. With slightly higher rain chances this weekend, it will help lower the air temperature to the low 90s but it will still feel like 100°.

The best threat of rain today through the end of the week will be from 11 A.M. to 8 P.M.

You can always check the latest temperature and reel feel temperature in our weather app! It's a free download in the iTunes and Android stores!

Download the WLBT First Alert Weather app for Apple or Android device to get minute by minute updates on dangerous weather.

Download our First Alert Weather App in your app store: 
To get the app for your iPhone or iPad, follow this link,  
To get the app in the Android Market click here.

The app includes push alerts for severe weather warnings and the ability to submit weather photos and videos. 

The alerts are sent based on the device's location, using GPS. This means you don't have to select any particular county - you are simply warned if severe.

If you don't know how to get our weather alerts, click here

You can track the storm yourself by clicking on our First Alert Interactive Radar .

Be sure you send all your weather photos to sendit@wlbt.com .

For up to the minute weather coverage and tips to stay safe, go to our First Alert Weather Facebook page and follow our meteorologists on Twitter so you can join in on the conversation.

WLBT First Alert Weather Team:

Dave Roberts - @DaveRobertsTV

Heather Sophia - @HeatherSophiaTV

Michael Haynes - @MichaelHaynes 

Barbie Bassett - @BarbieBassettTV 

Patrick Ellis - @PatrickEllisWx

Walt Grayson

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