It’s been a scorching week across the Magnolia State with record-breaking temperatures being recorded in multiple cities.
On Monday, experts with the National Weather Service predicted that Mississippi could possibly experience the hottest week in state history. Since then, calendar day heat records have been set in five Mississippi cities.
- Jackson — 106 degrees — previous record, 103 degrees (1924)
- Hattiesburg — 105 degrees — previous record, 103 degrees (1924)
- Greenwood — 105 degrees — previous record, 102 degrees (1983)
- Meridian — 103 degrees — previous record, 100 degrees (2007)
- Vicksburg — 103 degrees — previous record, 101 degrees (1980)
With portions of Mississippi not seeing measurable amounts of rain in over 30 days, 44 of the state’s 82 counties remain under a burn ban.
NWS officials are urging residents to limit outdoor activity and stay hydrated as high temperatures are expected to remain throughout the weekend