City of Ocean Springs

    August 12, 2019 - Heat Advisory

    Heat Advisory is in effect for most of the area again today. Expect Heat Indices to reach the 107-112 range, and isolated to scattered showers and thunderstorms are possible across southeast Louisiana and southern Mississippi. This may provide some relief from the heat.   

     

    Overview:

     

    WHAT Heat Advisory for forecast maximum heat indices between 107ºF and 112ºF. A few spots may approach 115ºF this afternoon. A Heat Advisory issuance is possible again for Tuesday. 

                  Marginal Risk of severe storms containing damaging winds on Wednesday. However, the confidence is low at this time. 

     

    WHEN Through 7 PM this evening for dangerous heat. In addition, a threat of severe storms exist over part of the area on Wednesday 

     

    WHERE Southeastern Louisiana (excluding far SE coastal areas) and most of inland Southern Mississippi for dangerous heat. Marginal Risk of severe thunderstorms exist across east central Louisiana and southern Mississippi on Wednesday.

     

    Extra Precautions:

    • Reschedule strenuous outdoor activities to early morning or late evening

    • Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke

    • If outdoors, wear light weight and loose fitting clothing and drink plenty of water

    • Stay in an air conditioned room

    • Check up on relatives and neighbors