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Heat Advisory

Areas Affected: Alcorn; Benton; Calhoun; Chickasaw; Coahoma; DeSoto; Itawamba; Lafayette; Lee; Marshall; Monroe; Panola; Pontotoc; Prentiss; Quitman; Tallahatchie; Tate; Tippah; Tishomingo; Tunica; Union; Yalobusha

NWS Memphis (Western Tennessee, Eastern Arkansas and Northern Mississippi)

...Hot and humid conditions across the Mid-South through midweek... ...HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM CDT WEDNESDAY...

* HEAT INDEX READINGS...105 degrees or greater each afternoon and early evening.

* TIMING...Through Wednesday evening. Little relief will occur during the overnight hours as low temperatures will remain in the mid to upper 70s.

* IMPACTS...The dangerous heat could cause heat stroke or heat exhaustion. Try to stay inside an air-conditioned building. Drink plenty of fluids. Keep an eye on the elderly, children, and individuals who do not have air-conditioning or work outdoors. Remember to check the backseat for children and pets when exiting vehicles.

A Heat Advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Take extra precautions, if you work or spend time outside. When possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when possible and drink plenty of water. To reduce risk during outdoor work, the occupational safety and health administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency, call 9 1 1.


Heat Advisory

Areas Affected: Colbert; Cullman; Franklin; Lauderdale; Lawrence; Limestone; Madison; Marshall; Morgan

NWS Huntsville (Northern Alabama)

...HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM CDT THIS EVENING...

* HEAT INDEX VALUES...Up to 105 due to temperatures in the mid 90s, and dewpoints in the lower 70s.

* TIMING...Until 9 PM CDT this evening.

* IMPACTS...The heat and humidity may cause heat stress during outdoor exertion or extended exposure.

* LOCATIONS...Portions of north central, northeast and northwest Alabama.

Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when possible and drink plenty of water. Check up on relatives and neighbors. Absolutely do not leave children or pets unattended in vehicles!


Heat Advisory

Areas Affected: Giles; Hickman; Houston; Humphreys; Lawrence; Lewis; Perry; Stewart; Wayne

NWS Nashville (Central Tennessee)

...HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING...

* WHAT...Heat index values up to 107 expected.

* WHERE...Stewart, Houston, Humphreys, Perry, Hickman, Lewis, Wayne, Lawrence and Giles Counties.

* WHEN...From noon today to 7 PM CDT this evening.

* IMPACTS...Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat illnesses to occur.

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 circumstances. Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear lightweight and loose fitting clothing when possible. To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency! Call 9 1 1.


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