Dangerous Heat Index this week

Heat Index over 100°

Dangerous Heat Index this week

BILOXI, Miss. (WLOX) - There is a Heat Advisory is in effect for South Mississippi counties: Pearl River, Hancock, Harrison and Jackson until 7 PM this evening. The heat will stick around for the foreseeable future, so Heat Advisories could be a daily occurrence.

Each day, we will see a few isolated showers. Those few people who see showers will get a brief break from the heat. But when the showers clear and sun returns, it will be like a steam bath outside. Heat Index values will be very high between 100° and 110°.

Be safe in the heat. Drink plenty of water. Take frequent breaks while working or working-out in the heat.

Tips to help you beat the heat:

  • Find air conditioning if possible. If not, find shade.
  • Avoid strenuous activities.
  • Take frequent breaks while working outdoors.
  • Wear light clothing.
  • Check on family members and neighbors.
  • Drink plenty of fluids. Water is best.
  • Watch for heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke.
  • Never leave people or pets in a closed car. If it is alive, don’t leave it in the car.

For more information on heat safety, check out the heat section on ready.gov.

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