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First Alert: Record heat this week

Many will see lower 100s Wednesday thru the weekend
Near 100° today for many, and getting hotter as the week progresses... 🥵
Published: Jun. 21, 2022 at 4:20 AM CDT|Updated: Jun. 21, 2022 at 3:07 PM CDT
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - The slight dip in humidity over the weekend, mugginess will start to become noticeable each day this week... it won’t be brutal like last week, but you will start to feel a difference. Pair that with temperatures that could be at or above record territory nearly every afternoon and we have a very, very hot workweek ahead.

Noticeable humidity this week, but it won't be as brutal as last week.
Noticeable humidity this week, but it won't be as brutal as last week.(WSFA 12 News)

Highs will reach the upper 90s today and the lower 100s beginning tomorrow. As is always the case, there will be a range of about 5° each day between the hottest and “coolest” towns in Central Alabama, but many will see triple digits every day starting tomorrow.

In Montgomery it is very possible that the daily record high temperature is tied or broken multiple afternoons. Records are in the lower 100s, and that’s what our forecast calls for. Stay tuned for more on this as the week progresses!

Temperatures reach the lower 100s this week.
Temperatures reach the lower 100s this week.(WSFA 12 News)

Other than the heat it’s a quiet week as no rain is in the forecast through Friday. Skies will range from mostly sunny to partly cloudy.

Things will change a bit this weekend as additional moisture and mugginess will be allowed to return to Alabama. The result will be at least isolated showers and storms all weekend long. As we get closer to the weekend, the chance of rain may need to be increased a little, but for now it’s at 20% both Saturday and Sunday.

Even with the chance of rain, highs this weekend should still approach or reach 100 degrees for many. Of course if your town sees rain that would limit the extent of your heat a bit that day.

Moisture will increase this weekend into next week, sparking daily isolated showers and storms.
Moisture will increase this weekend into next week, sparking daily isolated showers and storms.(WSFA 12 News)

Temperatures will fall back some into the 90s early next week with some more shower and storm potential both Monday and Tuesday.

With the high heat in the forecast lasting multiple days in a row, it’s important to 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

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