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Portions of Mississippi under excessive heat warning through Thursday

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It’s been a hot summer in the Magnolia State and the National Weather Service is warning residents that it’s about to get even hotter.

Those living in the central and southeastern portions of Mississippi are under an extreme heat warning. They will experience temperatures in the upper 90s, nearing 100 degrees, with a heat index of up to 115 degrees.

Photo courtesy of the National Weather Service

Residents on the Mississippi Coast, up through the Pine Belt, and in the Delta will face temperatures in the upper 90s with heat indices between 110 and 115 degrees.

Those in the Meridian and Clarksdale areas will be met with temperatures in the mid-90s with heat indices between 105 and 110 degrees.

Golden Triangle and north Mississippi residents will experience temperatures in the low-to-mid 90s with heat indices near 105 degrees.

The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is encouraging Mississippians to observe the following recommendations to maximize safety in the brutal conditions:

    • Stay hydrated
    • Limit time outdoors
    • Wear light-colored clothing
    • Never leave kids or pets in vehicles
    • Give pets adequate shelter and water

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