July heat will keep on
MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - Heat indices were above 105 degrees again for many of us on Tuesday. This heat is just getting started. The bottom line is it's summer in Mississippi and Alabama, and it's going to be hot for the better part of the next two months or more.
Heat index values will be at least as high as 100-105 degrees again on Wednesday. Some areas could be as high as 110 degrees.
Remember to be safe in this heat. Never leave children or pets in a vehicle. Even with the windows open, cars can be deadly hot. If you have to be outside in the heat, take frequent breaks in the air conditioning and make sure you are staying hydrated by drinking water. Sodas and alcoholic drinks will actually dehydrate you.
Showers and thunderstorms can provide some limited breaks from the intense heat. Rain won't fall on all of us, but those of us who get rain can cool easily into the upper 70s and lower 80s. That cooling will be brief, but it helps.
This evening will be partly cloudy, and any stray shower or thunderstorms will fade to an end soon after sunset. We will gradually cool into the lower 80s by 10 PM. The rest of tonight will be partly cloudy. Low temperatures will be in the mid-70s. Wednesday will be partly sunny with a chance for a few afternoon showers or thunderstorms. We will warm into the lower 90s by noon. Showers and thunderstorms can cool some of us into the lower 80s. Those of us who miss any showers will likely warm into the mid-90s with heat indices as high as 105-110 degrees. Showers won’t be for everyone, but Wednesday may be our best shot at rain for the better part of the next week.
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