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Wesley's Blog: Stay safe from the summer heat

It will feel very hot during the afternoon when you factor in the temperature and humidity. It will feel very hot during the afternoon when you factor in the temperature and humidity.
Heat advisory for parts of the southeast US Heat advisory for parts of the southeast US
SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - The official calendar start to summer is four days away. Can you tell? I sure can! Wednesday afternoon's heat index in south Mississippi will be near 100 degrees for several hours. And it's not just us. Parts of the Deep South are under a heat advisory as they'll feel even hotter!

Don't be one of the folks that puts themselves at risk for heat-related illnesses, like heat exhaustion or heat stroke.

If you'll be outside for a while during the afternoon, follow these tips to easily stay safe from the heat. 1) Wear lightweight, light-colored clothing. 2) If working or working out in the sun, try to take frequent breaks, preferably in the air conditioning. 3) Drink plenty of water, frequently! A lot of folks will wait until they're thirsty to drink water... but if you're thirsty, it's too late, your body is already dehydrated. 4) Don't overexert yourself. If you start to feel lightheaded or nauseous, seek medical attention.

While a stray pop-up shower or early afternoon storm may provide brief relief from the heat, don't expect much day-to-day change to our hot weather pattern, thanks to the nearby ridge of high pressure over the southeastern US. 

The WLOX Weather Team will inform you of south Mississippi's tropical forecast on-air, online, and using social media tools like Facebook and Twitter.

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