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First Alert: Summer heat intensifies this week

Highs will warm in the upper 90s to low 100s each day over the next seven days.
First Alert 12: Summer heat intensifies this week. See the latest updates to the First Alert Forecast right now.
Published: Jun. 18, 2022 at 4:02 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 19, 2022 at 10:12 PM CDT
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - The muggy meter will remain a bit more reasonable for the start to the week but the heat will remain high. High pressure is settling into the region helping temperatures rise into the upper 90s to lower 100s each day and keeping rain chances near zero.

WSFA First Alert Weather
WSFA First Alert Weather(WSFA 12 News)

Monday will warm back into the upper 90s with mostly sunny skies and east winds around 5 mph. Overnight lows will hover in the lower to middle 70s.

Tuesday is the first official day of summer and it will most definitely feel like summer outside. Highs will top out near 100 degrees under a mix of sun and clouds. Lows will hover in the middle 70s.

Wednesday we will start to see the humidity values climb again. Highs will reach into the lower 100s and lows will hover in the upper to middle 70s.

Thursday will look much like Wednesday. Afternoon highs will warm into the lower 100s under partly cloudy skies and lows lowering into the middle to upper 70s.

Friday continues the high heat with afternoon highs again reaching into the 100s under a mix of sun and clouds and overnight lows hovering in the upper to middle 70s.

WSFA First Alert Weather
WSFA First Alert Weather(WSFA 12 News)

Long range forecast models are hinting at a bit of an increase in rain chances Friday and into next weekend.

That looks to lower afternoon highs a tad for Saturday with highs in the upper 90s under partly cloudy skies and lows in the 70s. Rain chances will linger into the forecast next Sunday with highs in the middle to upper 90s.

With the high heat forecasted to continue for the week ahead, remember the following tips to keep you and your family safe.

  • Stay hydrated and avoid caffeine and alcohol.
  • Limit time outdoors, especially between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.
  • Stay in the A/C as much as possible.
  • Wear light-colored and loose-fitting clothing.
  • Avoid large meals.
  • Use sunscreen and wear hats.
  • Check on those without proper means of staying cool.

As always, remember to download the free WSFA 12 News First Alert Weather app. That way you can gain the latest weather information from the First Alert Weather Team wherever you go. Just search WSFA Weather in the Apple App Store or Google Play store today.

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