VICKSBURG, Miss.–Heat advisories have been posted for counties along the Mississippi River, through the Delta to north Mississippi. The conditions that have brought on the heat advisories could continue through Wednesday.
“Some of the moisture that helped create higher heat indices lingered a little bit more along the Mississippi River,” said Joanne Culin, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. “We think that today the combination of temperatures getting into, potentially, the upper 90s, and some of that lingering moisture will lead to heat indices exceeding 105 degrees.”
Culin said it should be just as hot Wednesday, but there is the potential for a few storms, which could have an impact and bring temps down a bit.
“Thursday should be a little bit cooler, but we still should see heat indices in the upper 90s and, in some areas, could still exceed 100 degrees.”
Culin said you should take planty of breaks if you’re outside, drink plenty of water and to slow down during the peak heating of the day.