Excessive Heat Warning until 08:00PM Monday

* WHAT…For the Excessive Heat Warning, dangerously hot conditions with heat index values up to 112 expected. For the Heat Advisory, heat index values up to 107 expected.

* WHERE…Portions of North Mississippi, West Tennessee, East Arkansas and Southeast Missouri.

* WHEN…For the Excessive Heat Warning, from 11 AM this morning to 8 PM CDT this evening. For the Heat Advisory, from 11 AM to 8 PM CDT Tuesday.

* IMPACTS…Extreme heat and humidity will significantly increase the potential for heat related illnesses, particularly for those working or participating in outdoor activities.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Several days of heat index values above 100 degrees are expected this week. The effects of heat stress can increase with prolonged exposure over consecutive days.

* AFFECTED AREAS: CLAY … GREENE … CRAIGHEAD … POINSETT … MISSISSIPPI … CROSS … CRITTENDEN … ST. FRANCIS … LEE … PHILLIPS … DUNKLIN … PEMISCOT … DESOTO … MARSHALL … BENTON … TIPPAH … ALCORN … TISHOMINGO … TUNICA … TATE … PRENTISS … COAHOMA … QUITMAN … PANOLA … LAFAYETTE … UNION … PONTOTOC … LEE … ITAWAMBA … TALLAHATCHIE … YALOBUSHA … CALHOUN … CHICKASAW … MONROE … LAKE … OBION … WEAKLEY … HENRY … DYER … GIBSON … CARROLL … BENTON … LAUDERDALE … TIPTON … HAYWOOD … CROCKETT … MADISON … CHESTER … HENDERSON … DECATUR … SHELBY … FAYETTE … HARDEMAN … MCNAIRY … HARDIN

Instructions:

Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances. Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear lightweight and loose fitting clothing when possible. To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency! Call 9 1 1.

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