Last week was filled with heat advisories and heat index values reaching 109 degrees. At times, it was unbearable. I always tend to worry about people and heat-related illnesses; they can be scary.

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This week, we should feel a slight relief from those dangerous heat index values that we had last week. A good portion of the United States is running about 5-10 degrees lower than the normal average for August.

James Spann, ABC 33/40, and Townsquare Media Tuscaloosa Chief Meteorologist alerted us that there is a rare August front. A "cold front" north of I-20 this morning... you don't see those around here that often in early August. North of the front, the air is drier, and temperatures are in the mid-60s in many places. But, to the south, humid air lingers with temperatures in the 70s.” A more typical Alabama summer will kick back in starting on Wednesday. Now, Friday has the potential to reach back into the 90s.”

The National Weather Service Birmingham reminds us that it is “not quite as hot today but still warm with highs ranging from the lower 80s northwest to 90 southeast. Plenty of rain and thunderstorms are expected to develop this afternoon, but mainly in our south.”

For early August, this is roughly about 10 degrees below average.

Here are the highs and lows for our coverage areas:

Bibb: High 86 – Low 69

Fayette: High 82 – Low 67

Greene: High 84 – Low 69

Hale: High 84 – Low 69

Jefferson: High 83 – Low 68

Lamar: High 83 – Low 67

Perry: High 86 – Low 69

Pickens: High 83 – Low 68

Sumter: High 86 – Low 68

Tuscaloosa: High 83 – Low 68

Walker: High 83 – Low 67

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