The national weather service has issued a heat advisory from noon to 8 p.m. today.
Temperatures are expected to climb in to the mid to high 90s. Combined with high humidity, Clinton could experience heat indices of 110 degrees.
The national weather service said that the extreme temperatures will increase the chances of heat-related illness and injury. Special precaution should be taken by the elderly and those who work outside or spend extended periods of time outdoors.
It is important to drink plenty of water. Stay in air conditioned environments whenever possible. Avoid exposure to the sun. Check on neighbors and relatives, especially the elderly.
Seek immediate medical attention if you develop heat stroke symptoms. Fever-like symptoms, a sudden stop in perspiration, extreme muscle or abdominal cramps and sudden, powerful headaches are all signs of heat-related illness.
The national weather service estimates that record temperatures could be reached.
The heat is expected to subside Saturday and Sunday, falling back into still hot, but more seasonable temperatures.