Excessive Heat Warning: Expect Stifling Heat in West Alabama
Record-breaking heat is invading many cities here in the South but also in the Midwest into the Plains.
Alabama has already had an extremely hot and humid summer but this week will be some of the hottest temperatures yet. Some areas could see triple-digit temperatures and even higher heat index values.
Alabama’s 67 Counties Are Under a Heat Advisory or Excessive Heat Warning
“A massive heat dome is spreading triple-digit temperatures and smashing record highs across a vast stretch of the nation's mid-section. It is also prolonging the persistent searing heat in the South,” said The Weather Channel.
Excessive Heat Warning Details
The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued an “Excessive Heat Warning” for portions of Central Alabama. This includes the Townsquare Media coverage area that includes Bibb, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Lamar, Perry, Pickens, Sumter, Tuscaloosa, and Walker counties.
Forecaster Note: The warning was extended on Wednesday at 2:30 p.m.
Extreme heat and humidity are a major concern today and this warning goes until Thursday at 9 p.m.
Heat Index Values Could Reach up to 112
Also, in these extreme conditions, this significantly increases the chance of heat-related illnesses.
Wednesday High-Temperature Guide for West Alabama
Relief Headed Our Way?
James Spann, ABC 33/40, and Townsquare Media Tuscaloosa Chief Meteorologist said that “We get a break in the heat as the ridge continues to weaken and shift westward. Monday's high will be in the low 90s, followed by mid to upper 80s through the rest of the week.”