Major heat, humidity expected through the weekend
Highs in the upper 90s and lower 100s with higher heat indexes
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - The brutal heat will continue over the next several days! A Heat Advisory is in effect across central and south Alabama due to the possibility of heat index values reaching above 105°. This Advisory exists for everyone through Thursday and continues for Central and Southwest Alabama through Friday (Southeast Alabama will likely be included in Friday’s Advisory as well).
Scattered rain developed for many today and provided a brief relief from the heat. There will not be much cooling rain tomorrow and Friday, though. Rain chances drop to 20% while the scorching heat sticks around!
The heat will continue to be the focus of the forecast through the weekend. Actual air temperatures will be in the upper 90s to near 100 Thursday through Sunday, but daily heat index values will continue to rise into the 102°-108° range through Sunday afternoon. Some of the hottest readings will reach 106°-109°. Put simply, that’s the kind of heat that even us Alabamians can struggle with when it happens every day for multiple days in a row.
Please remember to practice heat safety by limiting time spent outdoors, avoiding strenuous activities, wearing loose-fitting and light-colored clothing, and staying hydrated.
We will see the return of enough moisture to support isolated showers and storms Saturday and more numerous rain coverage by late in the day Sunday. Rain chances are better next week while temperatures back off a bit.
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