Heat Advisory Issued for West Alabama Today
Get ready for another hot and humid day in Tuscaloosa. Today's forecast calls for highs in the mid-90's and a chance of scattered thunderstorms.
The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a Heat Advisory in effect from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Heat index values could reach 105 degrees; you can read the advisory below.
...HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 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 10 AM this morning to 7 PM CDT this evening. * TEMPERATURE...temperatures will rise into the middle 90s this afternoon with heat indices near 105 degrees. * IMPACTS...Heat related illnesses may be possible for those outdoors in unshaded areas. 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.