National Weather Service and Shelby County Office of Preparedness Urge Caution
Forecasters with the National Weather Service say dangerously high temperatures will continue in the Shelby County area through the weekend. Meteorologists and staff at the Shelby County Office of Preparedness are in constant contact during this latest round of hot weather.
“We appreciate the partnership we have with the National Weather Service and their efforts to help keep the public informed. With high temperatures continuing next week, our staff will be in close touch with law enforcement agencies, fire departments and emergency services agencies,” said Dale Lane, Director of the Shelby County Office of Preparedness.
“The afternoon heat index will exceed 106 through the weekend. The hottest part of the day will be from late morning through late afternoon. If you have to be outside, take frequent breaks to cool down and drink lots of water,” said Gary Woodall, Warning Coordination Meteorologist with the National Weather Service.
“The Shelby County Office of Preparedness and the Shelby County Health Department are closely monitoring the weather conditions. We will continue to keep the public updated about the dangerously high temperatures,” said Shelby County Mayor Mark H. Luttrell, Jr. For additional information, call the Shelby County Office of Preparedness at (901) 222-6700.