The National Weather Service in Birmingham issued a heat advisory that will go into effect Wednesday morning at 11 a.m. and continue into Thursday night with heat index values expected to reach up to 105 degrees.

What to Expect

The National Weather Service in Birmingham said the advisory is in effect for the following counties:

Marion

Lamar

Fayette

Winston

Walker

Blount

Pickens

Tuscaloosa

Jefferson

Sumter

Greene

Hale

Perry

Bibb

Marengo

The advisory includes the cities of Hamilton, Sulligent, Vernon, Fayette, Double Springs, Jasper, Oneonta, Carrollton, Tuscaloosa, Birmingham, Hoover, Livingston, Eutaw, Greensboro, Moundville, Marion, Centreville, Demopolis and Linden.

Notes from the National Weather Sevice in Birmingham

What:
  • Heat index values up to 105 today and Thursday
Where:
  • Portions of West Central Alabama
When:
  • From 11 a.m. Wednesday morning until 7 p.m. CDT Thursday
Impacts:
  • Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat illnesses to occur

Precautions to Take

Drink plenty of fluids

Stay in air-conditioned rooms

Stay out of the sun

Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke

Never leave young children or pets inside hot vehicles under any circumstances. Click here to find out how dangerous it truly is inside a car and how quickly the temperatures rise to unsafe conditions.

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