MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - The Mid-South is under an excessive heat warning Friday.
The warning will expire at 8 p.m. Friday. A heat advisory is then in effect from 8 p.m. Friday to 8 p.m. Saturday.
The heat index could rise as high as 112 degrees, especially along and west of the Mississippi River.
Take extra precautions if you have to be outside. Drink plenty of water and wear lightweight, loose-fitting clothing. If you have to be outside for a long period of time, take frequent breaks in shaded or air-conditioned environments.
Prolonged exposure to the heat can lead to heat illnesses such as heat exhaustion or heat stroke. Please check on relatives and neighbors.
Young children and pets should never be left unattended in cars for any amount of time. During an excessive heat warning, car interiors can reach lethal temperatures in just a few minutes.
To keep track of the current temperature or check for any pop-up thunderstorms, download the WMC Action News 5 Storm Track 5 app for iPhone or Android.
Text 'SEVERE' to 90105 to receive severe weather text alerts from the National Weather Service.