Heat Advisory Prepares Alabamians for a Hot Week Ahead
Please note that information has been UPDATED on the length of the heat advisory and projected heat index values.
Over the weekend temperatures were on the rise. The potential for dangerous heat values is affecting the middle part of the United States this week. This includes a good portion of Alabama as well.
James Spann, ABC 33/40, and Townsquare Media Tuscaloosa Chief Meteorologist explains that a “strong upper ridge will push the jet stream will to the north of here this week, and will set the stage for the hottest weather so far this year for Alabama and the Deep South. Look for highs most days in the mid-90s with partly to mostly sunny days and fair nights.”
NEW INFO: Heat Advisory Timeframe
The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a “heat advisory” that starts today, Monday, June 13 at Noon and goes until Tuesday, June 14 at 7:00 p.m.
Heat Index Values could range from 104 to 107 degrees each afternoon.
Even though the heat advisory is for the western 2/3 of the state, it will be hot in the eastern counties as well.
Alabama Counties Under the Heat Advisory
Here is the Bad News
It looks like this hot weather will be sticking around for most of June. Projected temperatures for next week climb from 97 to 99 degrees.
Recommendations from the National Weather Service in Birmingham
Drink plenty of fluids
Stay in an air-conditioned room
Stay out of the sun
Check up on relatives and neighbors.
Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances.
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 lightweight and loose-fitting clothing when possible.
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.