National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce

Oppressive heat and humidity building into the central and southeast U.S.

A heat wave is building into parts of the central and southeast U.S. this week. The combination of heat and humidity will lead to dangerous heat indices, especially in parts of the central Mississippi River Valley where an Excessive Heat Warning is in effect. Heat Advisories are in effect elsewhere across the region. Relief is not expected for several days.
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Current Conditions

Inland Gulf

Zone Forecast

  • Rest Of Tonight Mostly cloudy early in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. Lows around 75. West winds around 5 mph.
  • Thursday Partly cloudy. Isolated showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highest heat index readings around 109 in the afternoon. Highs 96 to 100. Northwest winds around 5 mph shifting to the west in the afternoon. Chance of rain 20 percent.
  • Thursday Night Partly cloudy. Isolated showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Lows around 76. West winds around 10 mph in the evening becoming light. Chance of rain 20 percent.
  • Friday Partly cloudy. Isolated showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs 96 to 99. North winds around 5 mph shifting to the southwest in the afternoon. Chance of rain 20 percent. Highest heat index readings around 108 in the afternoon.
  • Friday Night Partly cloudy. Isolated showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Lows around 76. West winds around 10 mph shifting to the northwest after midnight. Chance of rain 20 percent. Heat index readings 100 to 105.
  • Saturday Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs 95 to 98.
  • Saturday Night Partly cloudy. Lows around 77.
  • Sunday Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs 95 to 98.
  • Sunday Night Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows around 77.
  • Monday Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs 90 to 93.
  • Monday Night Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows around 74.
  • Tuesday Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs around 89.
  • Tuesday Night Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows around 74.
  • Wednesday Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs around 88.