It's going to be another hot and humid day in the Yellowhammer State. Look for mostly sunny skies with a 40% chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms and a high of 98. Heat index values could reach 106 degrees in West Alabama today. The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a Heat Advisory in effect until 9 p.m tonight. The text of the advisory is below.

...HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 9 PM CDT THIS
EVENING...

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a Heat
Advisory, which is in effect from noon today to 9 PM CDT this
evening.

* TEMPERATURES...will climb into the middle to upper 90s this
  afternoon. Heat indices will range from 104 to 109.

* IMPACTS...of the high temperatures could cause heat stroke or
  heat exhaustion.

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.