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Mississippi Sizzles: Hot Temps, Heat Index Prompts Heat Advisory For Northern Counties

CLARKSDALE, Miss.–Temperatures in the mid 90s, with a heat index of near 105 were expected Monday and Tuesday for north Mississippi, prompting the National Weather Service to issue a heat advisory and advise you to make sure not to get too hot.

The heat advisory includes Tate, Panola, DeSoto, Coahoma, Tunica, Quitman and Tallahatchie counties.

“If appropriate precautions aren’t taken, then heat illness is a possibility,” said Taylor Trogdon, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, keeping watch on the heat situation.

“We always advise people to be smart about when they’re outside. Have plenty of water and a cool place if someone does become affected by heat illness. Just take the appropriate precautions.”

An advisory from the Weather Service said hot air was being pumped into Mississippi from the southwest.

For the rest of the state, it will still be hot, with temps at 96 for central and south Mississippi for the next couple of days, but no heat advisory had been issued as of Monday morning.

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