SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - The National Weather Service offices in Slidell and Mobile have placed all of South Mississippi under a heat advisory until late Sunday afternoon. This means heat index values will climb into the 105-110° range for an extended period of time.
Areas right along the coast, may experience slightly lower numbers due to the sea breeze. However, areas along and north of I-10 can expect much hotter feels like temperatures.
The heat index is an apparent temperature. Our bodies produce sweat. When it evaporates, that process cools the body. However, on hot, humid days when there is a lot of moisture in the atmosphere, it is more difficult to evaporate the sweat that forms. As a result, your body does not cool as efficiently.
It is important to remember if you are spending an extended period of time outside to stay hydrated, wear light-weight, light colored clothing, and limit yard work and exercise to the late evening hours.
Never leave a child or pet in an unattended vehicle.