Excessive heat advisory issued for region

Daily Journal The National Weather Service in Memphis has issued an excessive heat advisory for Northeast Mississippi from 11 a.m. to 8...

By Joe Rutherford Daily Journal The National Weather Service has issued heat warnings and advisories for a large part of the nation’s mid-section, stretching from Iowa to southeastern Alabama at least through today. The area includes all of northern Mississippi. Heat indices exceeding 105 degrees F are expected, with highs in the upper 90s, perhaps […]


By Lynn West New Albany Gazette NEW ALBANY – Patches of debris denoted high-water marks and city equipment scraped mud from downtown streets that had flooded, but other evidence of Friday’s torrential rainfall was mostly gone by Monday. The National Weather Service reported that New Albany received 9.95 inches of rain between 9 a.m. and […]

By Adam Armour Itawamba County Times FULTON – When even a brief trip outside is enough to make skin sizzle, it must be smack-dab in the middle of a Mississippi summer. Last week, the National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for counties throughout Northeast Mississippi, with temps in the mid- to high-90s and a […]

Daily Journal TUPELO – The All-America Picnic in the Park will go on as scheduled in Tupelo’s Ballard Park. “We are going to go ahead and keep everything on schedule,” said Tupelo Parks & Recreation director Alex Farned. “The radar shows there is an opening in the rain. We are going to hope for the […]

Flooding on Main Street in New Albany. (New Albany Gazette)

By Joe Rutherford Daily Journal TUPELO – A potent weather system dumped flood-inducing rainfall across Northeast Mississippi on Friday, with the Little Tallahatchie River overflowing its banks in downtown New Albany, where commercial and residential flooding was reported by the National Weather Service at mid-afternoon. The rain, which began in the early morning hours before […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal Heat and humidity are expected to make a powerful combination today. Temperatures are predicted to climb into the mid and upper 90s, and the National Weather Service in Memphis said the heat index has the potential to reach between 106 to 109 degrees between noon and 7 p.m. A […]

Daily Journal The National Weather Service in Memphis has issued a heat advisory for all of Northeast Mississippi until 7 p.m. Wednesday. In a 3:20 p.m. release, NWS said a “very hot and humid air mass” will drive temperatures to the upper 90s with heat indices of 105 degrees. A heat advisory means that strong […]

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Dominick Steele, 10, of Tupelo, turns away as he tries to avoid being hit by water in the face as he plays at the splash pad with friends and family Monday afternoon at Veterans Park in Tupelo.

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – It’s not just hot, but officially hot. The National Weather Service in Memphis released a heat advisory for northwest Mississippi, eastern Arkansas and southwest Tennessee for Monday and Tuesday, and that could expand as weather patterns develop. Northeast Mississippi counties weren’t listed in the advisory, although a […]

By Seth Borenstein Associated Press WASHINGTON – Feeling soggy? Last month was the wettest on record for the contiguous United States, according to federal meteorologists. On average 4.36 inches of rain and snow – mostly rain – fell over the Lower 48 in May, sloshing past October 2009 which had been the wettest month in […]