ALERT DAY FORECAST: oppressive heat hits its peak Tuesday

Here’s when heat index may top 105° this week

Here’s when heat index may top 105° this week

National Weather Service meteorologists say heat indices of up to 105 degrees are forecast Tuesday, with 100-degree heat indices possible Monday and Wednesday.

The National Weather Service posted an Excessive Heat Warning for Lauderdale, Colbert, Franklin, and Lawrence Counties in Alabama through Tuesday evening.

The heat index is the actual feel of the combined impact of temperature and humidity. The current Heat Advisory expires at 7 p.m. Monday before transitioning into the Excessive Heat Warning.

Expect another round of heat and humidity as the ridge remains parked over central MS for yet another day. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. This is when we will also see our hottest temperatures with highs in at least the low to mid 90s.

Humidity levels will surge on Tuesday, making it the muggiest day of the week. There is a chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3 p.m. A few scattered storms will be possible today as a weak cold front moves into the area.

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