FIRST ALERT: searing heat begins to build - - Jackson, MS

FIRST ALERT: searing heat begins to build

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CENTRAL MISSISSIPPI (Mississippi News Now) -

A few showers and storms will be possible to start the day off; by mid-morning, most of the rain should be coming to an end with increasing amounts of sunshine that will push temperatures into the lower and middle 90s. Feels like temperatures will push toward 104-110°. Lows will drop into the middle 70s.  
Though Thursday will be plenty hot; the heat will crank up even farther by Friday and into the weekend ahead. 

ALERT DAYS have been implemented for Friday through Sunday. The heat wave will likely continue straight through the weekend ahead; expect highs in the middle and upper 90s – though heat index values will likely crest near or above 110°. Rain chances to cool off will be slim, even into the early portions of next week.

- DRINK plenty of hydrating fluids.
- WEAR light, loose fitting clothing.
- TAKE plenty breaks in the shade or indoors.
- CHECK on sensitive groups of people (elderly, children, etc.)
- NEVER leave any living thing inside a hot vehicle.

Rain chances may increase by the end of the next work week as the ridge begins to break down. The heat will also ease down, back closer to normal by the middle parts of next week. 
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