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The entire Mid-South remains under an Excessive Heat Warning, now burn bans

The record Heat Wave may ease a bit by the weekend
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What you need to know

  • Temperatures likely to exceed 100° possibly tying/breaking records
  • Heat index values will likely exceed 110 prompting the Excessive Warning
  • Chances for widespread beneficial rain remain low but there is some promise this weekend

Even with isolated downpours possible, abnormally dry conditions will continue across the Mid-South this week. Use extreme caution if you plan to use fireworks over the next few days, as there will be an elevated fire danger.

An excessive heat warning was issued and will be in effect all the way through Friday. This is some of the most dangerous heat I can remember in a while just based on the length of time it has remained and the lack of rain that has accompanied it,

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Skies will remain mostly sunny for the rest of the week with just a slight chance of a quick shower each afternoon. Unfortunately, most of us won't see any rain at all this week, and it is desperately needed.

High temperatures will be near or above 100 degrees each day this week, and because of the humidity it will actually feel closer to 110 or more. This is dangerous heat - take it easy if you have to be outside. Remember to stay hydrated and take breaks in the shade.

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A cold front may bring us some slight relief in the way of showers on Saturday, and those chances have jumped up significantly but highs will still be in the mid 90s even behind the cold front.

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Posted by ABC24 Memphis on Tuesday, February 22, 2022

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