The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for Panola County and the surrounding areas from 10 a.m. Tuesday through 7 p.m. Wednesday.
The NWS says heat indices during the afternoon Tuesday and Wednesday are likely to range between 105 and 110 degrees.
"A heat advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is expected," the NWS said. "The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun and check up on relatives and neighbors."
Area residents are also encouraged to:
- Limit time doing outdoor activities
- Reschedule strenuous outdoor activities to early morning or evening
- Wear light-weight and loose-fitting clothing
- Drink plenty of water
- Take frequent rest breaks in shaded or air-conditioned environment
- Call 911 and move the person to a cool and shaded location if someone suffers from heat stroke