Record temperatures expected for the Mid-South - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Record temperatures expected for the Mid-South

(WMC-TV)- If you think it is hot outside now you may want to stay in an air conditioned room for the next week or so.  Action News 5's meteorologists are reporting record temperatures for at least the next six days.

WMCTV's John Bryant said, "The all-time record for June is 104 and we just might hit that this weekend."

Bryant says there is a good chance that temperature hits at least 100 degrees for the next four or five days with only a 5 percent chance of rain.

Not only will it be hot during the day but Bryant said you have to remember how your body reacts to the heat.

"Overnight lows are only going to be around 80 and when that happens the body doesn't have that much time to cool off," Bryant said.

The temperatures are expected to hit triple digits and with little to no rain, there has been a burn ban issued for Memphis, Crittenden County, and Tipton County until further notice. During this ban no matter where you are in these areas, you cannot burn anything.

Memphis, Light, Gas and Water is also doing its part to help residents stay cool.  According to MLGW, each morning they make a decision whether they will turn power off to people who have not paid their bills.  If the heat index is above 95 on a particular day, power will not be turned off to disabled customers, or customers who are 60 years old and older.  If the heat index is 100 degrees or higher, MLGW will not turn power off to anyone that day.

To help you stay cool during the upcoming hot days of summer, here are some tips courtesy of the city of Memphis' website and meteorologist John Bryant:

• Cool down at your local swimming pool

• Tour a museum or area attraction

• Visit your local Community Center

• Head to your nearest library

• Remember the elderly

• Remember your pets

• Drink plenty of water

How will you be keeping cool this summer?  Send your photos to my5@wmctv.com.

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