Heat Advisory in Effect Until 7 PM Tonight
Prepare for another hot and humid day in West Alabama. The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a Heat Advisory in effect until 7 p.m. tonight (Saturday, July 6).
Heat index values could exceed 105 this afternoon, so make sure you take necessary precautions to help beat the heat. The text of the advisory is below.
...HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING... The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a Heat Advisory, which is in effect from 11 AM this morning to 7 PM CDT this evening. * TEMPERATURE...across the advised area will be between 95 and 98 degrees. Look for heat indices to reach and exceed 105 degrees across a good portion of the area. * IMPACTS...of these temperatures and a prolonged exposure could result in heat exhaustion or heat stroke. 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.