By The Associated Press
JACKSON — Mississippi emergency officials are warning residents about the dangers of extremely hot weather.
Excessive heat warnings and advisories are in effect for all of Mississippi through Wednesday evening.
The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and the National Weather Service said high temperatures in many parts of the state were expected to be at or near 100 degrees with heat index measurements of 110-120 degrees.
The emergency agency is also issuing a reminder to drivers not to leave children or pets unattended in vehicles — not even for very short periods of time.