The South continues to bake in the heat and humidity

Heat advisories in effect from Texas to parts of South Carolina, Louisiana includedP

Jim Hanzo
August 13, 2019 - 9:31 am

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Forecasters say most of the South will be under heat advisories and warnings today as the temperatures could feel as high as 117 degrees.  

Heat advisories will stretch from Texas to parts of South Carolina as intense heat is expected in Mississippi, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Alabama; and in areas near Memphis, Tennessee.

The warnings come one day after the temperature and humidity combined for a Monday heat index of 121 degrees in Clarksdale, Mississippi.  It was only a few degrees cooler in West Memphis, Arkansas.

In parts of Alabama, the highest reported heat indexes Monday were 112 degrees. 

The heat index is what the temperature actually feels like, according to forecasters. 

A break from the heat is expected by Wednesday as a front pushes through.

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