Scattered Severe Storms, Heat Advisory to Impact Alabama Today
Another day of summertime heat is in the forecast, and portions of Alabama could also see scattered severe thunderstorms.
Heat index values could reach 109 this afternoon, and a Heat Advisory will be in effect from 12 noon until 7pm. The advisory is as follows:
...HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING... * TEMPERATURE...Afternoon temperatures will rise into the middle 90s with heat indices near or above 105 degrees. * IMPACTS...Heat related illnesses may be possible for those outdoors in unshaded areas without proper precautions taken. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... 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. A heat advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and check up on relatives and neighbors.