Heat advisory issued for entire WLOX viewing area

Heat advisory issued for entire WLOX viewing area
Dangerous heat stretches across the Plains and the South.
Dangerous heat stretches across the Plains and the South.

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - Dangerous heat is expected to continue into Thursday and Friday.

Much of South Mississippi will experience feels like temperatures, or heat index, above 105 degrees.

"South Mississippi will see a decrease in rain chance as a ridge of high pressure builds across the region over the next few days," explained WLOX First Alert Meteorologist Wesley Williams. "As the rain chances decrease, the temperatures will soar for Thursday and Friday."

For Thursday, South Mississippi can expect afternoon highs in the low to mid 90s with it feeling like 105 to 110 degrees. For Friday, it'll be even hotter: Highs will reach the mid to upper 90s with it feeling like 107 to 110 degrees.

Heat advisories and excessive heat warnings were also issued for parts of the central and southern Plains this week in anticipation of dangerous heat. Feels like temperatures in areas like Oklahoma City, OK, are expected to reach up to 115 degrees.

"South Mississippi will see some of the hottest days of the season over the next few days," said WLOX Chief Meteorologist Carrie Duncan. "So, make sure that you're drinking plenty of water, taking breaks and listening to your body if you start to feel sick."

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