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Excessive Heat Warning and Heat Advisory Issued Across Northern Mississippi

July 3, 2024 — The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning and a Heat Advisory for several counties in northern Mississippi, effective today through tomorrow evening. This warning covers a wide area including Corinth, Ripley, Ashland, New Albany, Holly Springs, Booneville, Oxford, and Iuka.

The Excessive Heat Warning is set to be in effect from 10 AM to 8 PM CDT today, with forecasted heat index values soaring up to 110 degrees Fahrenheit. Following this, a Heat Advisory will take effect from 9 PM this evening until 9 PM CDT Thursday, with heat index values expected to reach up to 109 degrees Fahrenheit.

Counties affected by these alerts include Alcorn, Benton, Lafayette, Marshall, Prentiss, Tippah, Tishomingo, and Union.

During such extreme heat conditions, the risk of heat-related illnesses escalates significantly, especially when combined with high humidity. Residents are strongly advised to take precautions such as staying hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids, staying in air-conditioned areas, avoiding prolonged exposure to the sun, and checking on vulnerable individuals such as elderly neighbors and relatives.

The National Weather Service emphasizes the importance of heeding these warnings and taking necessary steps to ensure personal safety during this period of intense heat.

For further updates and information, please visit the National Weather Service website or local news outlets.

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