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Hot, and getting even hotter!

Highs will be in the 96°-101° range through Sunday
Published: Jul. 29, 2021 at 4:41 AM CDT|Updated: Jul. 29, 2021 at 10:22 PM CDT
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - The worst of our heatwave will last through Sunday as rain chances stay lower and temperatures soar towards 100°. A Heat Advisory is in effect for everyone in the WSFA viewing area Friday, then extends into Saturday for most of our area. That’s because heat index values (”feels like” temperatures) will rise to 105° or higher both afternoons.

A Heat Advisory is effective through the end of the day Friday for everyone.
A Heat Advisory is effective through the end of the day Friday for everyone.(WSFA 12 News)

The actual air temperatures will be brutally hot on their own without the added humidity. Highs will be in the 96°-101° range through Sunday.

Only a stray shower or storm expected Friday with highs near 100.
Only a stray shower or storm expected Friday with highs near 100.(WSFA 12 News)

It will be imperative to practice heat safety by limiting time spent outdoors and seeking A/C, avoiding strenuous activities, wearing loose-fitting and light-colored clothing, and staying hydrated. That means avoiding caffeinated and alcoholic beverages and drinking water even if you don’t think you’re thirsty.

Peak heat indices will be up in the 105-109 range through Sunday.
Peak heat indices will be up in the 105-109 range through Sunday.(WSFA 12 News)

We will see enough moisture to support at least a couple of pop-up showers and storms through tomorrow, but coverage will only be around 20%. Most of us will stay dry and see plenty of toasty sunshine.

A slight better chance of isolated showers and storms returns for Saturday, but rain coverage really picks up by late in the day Sunday. Rain chances then stay higher as we head into next week.

That means the heat will come to an end as high temps will stay at or below 90 degrees Monday-Wednesday.

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