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Look Ahead: Get ready for another hot summer day! Should it stay or should it go: Lawmakers' changing tone on flag follows 15 years of refusal

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HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - Good morning! Here are some things that you need to keep an eye on today:

Get ready for another hot summer day!

Temperatures are generally in the low-to-mid 70s this morning and will be heating up quickly.

Like yesterday, some will already be into the lower 90s by noon. Highs will once again top out in the mid-to-upper 90s with a heat index in the low triple digits.

Also, some will get a little relief from the extreme heat this afternoon in the form of a pop-up shower or storm. While the overall severe threat is low, some afternoon/evening storms could be strong. The more intense storms will produce locally heavy rainfall, frequent lightning, and damaging gusty winds.

Lawmakers' changing tone on flag follows 15 years of refusal

Today, lawmakers in South Carolina meet to discuss the issue of a confederate flag on Statehouse grounds during a special session. 

For 15 years, South Carolina lawmakers refused to revisit the Confederate flag on Statehouse grounds, saying the law that took it off the dome was a bipartisan compromise, and renewing the debate would unnecessarily expose divisive wounds.

But opinions changed within five days of the massacre of nine people at a historic black church in Charleston, as a growing tide of Republicans joined the call to remove the battle flag from a Confederate monument in front of the Statehouse and put it in a museum.

Tune in to WAFF News at Noon for more.

Hope you have a great day! Stay safe!

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