There's hot and then there's today

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - There have been some extremely hot summer days and then there was today. In some spots around Alabama today, the numbers were staggering, especially when you consider the heat index which was well into the danger range.

Heat advisories and excessive heat warnings continue for large sections of Alabama and adjacent states, as the big upper level heatwave high continues to dominate the nation from the heartland and Midwest to the southeast and Gulf states.

And, we're not done yet.

Thursday will be another day of excessive and even dangerous heat across our state and some record highs are possible in some cities as highs reach at or above the century mark again.

The chances for some spotty relief from cooling afternoon and evening showers do get a little but better especially as we approach Friday and Saturday, but not great.  Coverage will still be limited.

The weekend sill still be extremely hot, although maybe just a few degrees below 100, which is a slight improvement.

Tropical Storm Emily is a little disorganized today and Emily is due to have a rough 24 hours ahead as it crosses the very mountainous island of Hispaniola with it's 10,000 mountains which could tear Emily apart.  If she survives this adventure, the storm should head for the Bahamas and perhaps a close call with the southeastern United States by the weekend.  If she survives she will move into a much more favorable environment for development.  Stay tuned.  

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