Excessive heat warning in effect until 9 p.m. Wednesday

By NEMS Daily Journal

The hottest air of the summer will spread into the mid south over the next few days. The hot temperatures in combination with high humidity will result in a prolonged and dangerous heat wave. Heat index reading will peak at levels between 110 and 117 degrees across all of the mid south.
Overnight lows will fail to drop below 80 degrees in some locations. This will result in extreme heat stress on those without air conditioning. Proper precautions for your safety should be taken to stay cool.

The excessive heat warning is now in effect until 9 PM Wednesday.

* Heat index readings will climb to between 110 and 115 degrees Tuesday and Wednesday.

* The highest heat index readings will occur between 10 AM and 9 PM each day.

* Excessive heat warnings or heat advisories may need to be issued into Thursday or Friday.

* Maximum heat index readings of 110 degrees or higher may occur for several days.

* Proper precautions should be taken to stay cool during this dangerous and prolonged heat wave.

* Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun and check up on relatives and and neighbors.