National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for Hopkins County and the surrounding area until 7 p.m. Saturday, June 2, 2018. Temperatures will range from 97 to 104 and afternoon heat indices will range from 105 to 110 degrees. The hottest temperatures thus far this year will precede an expected cold front. Humid conditions combined with hot temperatures are the cause of the high heat indices.
Showers and thunderstorms are possible later this afternoon and evening.
The very hot conditions will increase the risk of heat related illnesses especially for young children, the elderly, and those with heart conditions. Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing and drink plenty of water. Either reschedule activities or take frequent breaks.