Jackson Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Heat Advisory
Statement as of 11:34 AM CDT on August 21, 2014

...Heat advisory remains in effect until 8 PM CDT Friday...

A heat advisory remains in effect until 8 PM CDT Friday.

* Temperature: afternoon highs will climb into the mid to upper 90s with heat index values ranging from 100 to 105 during the afternoon and early evening hours.

* Impacts: those exposed to the dangerous heat and high humidity over a prolonged period have an increased risk of heat related illnesses. Cars can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes. Never leave children or pets unattended in a vehicle...not even for a minute.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A heat advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible. Drink plenty of water...avoid caffeinated...alcoholic or high sugar content beverages...stay in an air-conditioned room...stay out of the sun...and check up on neighbors...the elderly...and pets.

Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible...reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or late evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear light colored...light weight and loose fitting clothing when possible.