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Extreme Heat Update - July 8, 2022 4 pm CDT

Click HERE for an update concerning the heat threat on Saturday.

Overview:

WHAT: Potentially dangerous heat conditions with heat index values of 108 to 112

WHEN:  10 am to 8 pm on Saturday

WHERE:  All of southwest and coastal MS and portions of Southeast LA along and north of the I-10/12 corridor.

CONFIDENCE: We are confident hot temperatures and high humidity will occur on Saturday and could quickly lead to heat illness if precautions aren’t taken.

Impacts: 

  • Heat index readings will climb above 108 degrees for multiple hours.

  • With heat index values expected near or above 108 degrees, heat illness can occur quickly. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstance

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