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Excessive heat warnings issued for today through Thursday

Excessive heat warnings issued for today through Thursday
 From the National Weather Service of Memphis URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEMPHIS TN ...POTENTIALLY DEADLY HEAT WAVE WILL REACH ITS PEAK INTENSITY TODAY THROUGH THURSDAY...  .THE HOTTEST AIR OF THE SUMMER WILL SPREAD INTO THE MIDSOUTH OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS. THE HOT TEMPERATURES IN COMBINATION WITH HIGH HUMIDITY WILL RESULT IN A PROLONGED AND DANGEROUS HEAT WAVE. HEAT INDEX READINGS WILL PEAK AT LEVELS BETWEEN 113 TO POSSIBLY 120 DEGREES ACROSS ALL OF THE MIDSOUTH.  OVERNIGHT LOWS WILL FAIL TO DROP BELOW 80 DEGREES IN SOME LOCATIONS...AND POSSIBLY THE MID 80S IN DOWNTOWN MEMPHIS WHICH COULD SET AN ALL-TIME WARM MINIMUM TEMPERATURE RECORD AT MEMPHIS. THIS WILL RESULT IN EXTREME HEAT STRESS ON THOSE WITHOUT AIR CONDITIONING AND THOSE WITH PROLONGED EXPOSURE TO THE OUTDOORS. PROPER PRECAUTIONS FOR YOUR SAFETY SHOULD BE TAKEN TO STAY COOL.  WEAKLEY-HENRY-CARROLL-HENDERSON-DECATUR- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MARTIN...DRESDEN...PARIS...HUNTINGDON... LEXINGTON EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM CDT WEDNESDAY... ...EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING...  THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MEMPHIS HAS ISSUED AN EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING. THE EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING IS NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM CDT WEDNESDAY.  * HEAT INDEX READINGS WILL CLIMB TO BETWEEN 110 AND 115 DEGREES   TODAY AND WEDNESDAY. SIMILAR CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE THURSDAY.  * THE HIGHEST HEAT INDEX READINGS WILL OCCUR BETWEEN 10 AM CDT   AND 9 PM CDT EACH DAY.  * HEAT INDEX READINGS OF 110 DEGREES OR GREATER CAN BE DEADLY TO   SOME PEOPLE IF THE PROPER PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN. YOUNG   CHILDREN...ELDERLY PEOPLE...THOSE WITH ILLNESSES OR HEART   CONDITIONS...AND THOSE WHO WORK OR PLAY OUTDOORS ARE MOST AT   RISK.  * OVERNIGHT LOWS WILL LIKELY NOT DROP BELOW THE MID 70S ACROSS   MUCH OF THE AREA MAINTAINING ELEVATED HEAT STRESS AT NIGHT FOR   THOSE WITHOUT AIR CONDITIONING. PROPER PRECAUTIONS SHOULD BE   TAKEN TO STAY COOL DURING THIS DANGEROUS AND PROLONGED HEAT   WAVE.  PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  AN EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING MEANS THAT A PROLONGED PERIOD OF DANGEROUSLY HOT TEMPERATURES WILL OCCUR. THE COMBINATION OF HOT TEMPERATURES AND HIGH HUMIDITY WILL COMBINE TO CREATE A DANGEROUS SITUATION IN WHICH HEAT ILLNESSES ARE LIKELY. DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS...STAY IN AN AIR-CONDITIONED ROOM...STAY OUT OF THE SUN... AND CHECK UP ON RELATIVES AND NEIGHBORS. 

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