Temperatures are expected to be in the mid-to-upper 90’s Monday afternoon. However, heat index values could reach between 105 and 110 degrees. The National Weather Service in Jackson has issued a Heat Advisory through 7 p.m. Monday for northeast Louisiana, most of Mississippi and southeast Arkansas.
Excessive heat exposure can cause dehydration, which in turn can cause dangerous conditions like heat stroke. Persons who are extremely vulnerable to heat exhaustion include babies and young children, the elderly and those taking higher than average dosages of prescription medications.
Beat the heat by drinking plenty of water throughout the day, avoiding outdoor activities during peak hours (generally from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.), and avoiding alcohol and caffeine, both of which contribute to dehydration.
Also, please check on pets that are outdoors to ensure they have ample supplies of water and access to shade if they cannot be indoors.