...HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM FRIDAY TO 9 PM CDT
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A HEAT
ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM FRIDAY TO 9 PM CDT
* TEMPERATURES...WILL RANGE FROM THE MID 90S TO NEAR 100 DEGREES.
HIGHER HUMIDITY WILL ALLOW HEAT INDICES TO RANGE FROM 102 TO
* IMPACTS...HOT AND HUMID CONDITIONS WILL ELEVATE THE RISK
OF HEAT STRESS AND HEAT RELATED ILLNESSES SUCH AS HEAT
EXHAUSTION OR HEAT STROKE.
A HEAT ADVISORY MEANS THAT A PERIOD OF HOT TEMPERATURES IS
EXPECTED. TAKE EXTRA PRECAUTIONS IF YOU WORK OR SPEND TIME
OUTSIDE. WHEN POSSIBLE...RESCHEDULE STRENUOUS ACTIVITIES TO EARLY
MORNING OR EVENING. KNOW THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF HEAT
EXHAUSTION AND HEAT STROKE. WEAR LIGHT WEIGHT AND LOOSE FITTING
CLOTHING WHEN POSSIBLE AND DRINK PLENTY OF WATER.
TO REDUCE RISK DURING OUTDOOR WORK THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND
HEALTH ADMINISTRATION RECOMMENDS SCHEDULING FREQUENT REST BREAKS
IN SHADED OR AIR CONDITIONED ENVIRONMENTS. ANYONE OVERCOME BY
HEAT SHOULD BE MOVED TO A COOL AND SHADED LOCATION. HEAT STROKE
IS AN EMERGENCY...CALL 9 1 1.
Hazy, hot and humid through next Wednesday. Highs will be in the middle to upper 90s with
heat index values between 100 and 105 degrees.
It's not record heat but it's hotter than we have been most of the
summer. Morning lows will start in the
lower to middle 70s.
Rain chances will improve slowly early next week but they won't peak until a weak frontal boundary moves in Wednesday or Thursday. Temperatures will likely fall back into the 80s late next week behind the front. Looking long range we just might see highs in the middle 80s with lows in the lower to middle 60s for the end of August and the beginning of September.
Have a great night.
WAFF 48 Storm Team
We Track Storms