Warning: Be Prepared for Dangerously Hot Conditions in Alabama
As high pressure settles over Alabama heat index values will be on the rise. The Townsquare Media coverage area could experience extremely dangerous conditions.
Hottest Temperatures This Year
James Spann, ABC 33/40, and Townsquare Media Tuscaloosa Chief Meteorologist said that we can expect “highs in the mid-90s today and tomorrow, upper 90s Thursday, and very close to 100 degrees Friday. Humidity levels will creep up as well, and by Thursday and Friday the heat index could rise to near 110 degrees over the western half of the state.”
Excessive Heat Details
Alabamians should be prepared for some serious conditions Thursday through Monday. This excessive heat is very concerning and you should be prepared.
The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued an “Excessive Heat Watch.” This will go into effect on Thursday, June 29 from 11:00 a.m. until 9 p.m.
This includes the following counties: Autauga, Bibb, Blount, Chilton, Dallas, Elmore, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Jefferson, Lamar, Lowndes, Marengo, Marion, Montgomery, Perry, Pickens, Shelby, Sumter, Tuscaloosa, Walker, and Winston.
Thursday Heat Index Outlook
Friday Heat Index Outlook
Saturday Heat Index Outlook
We are closely monitoring these dangerous temperatures and based on weather conditions, the current excessive heat watch could be extended or even upgraded to a warning.
Please remember that “extreme heat and humidity will significantly increase the potential for heat-related illnesses, particularly for those working or participating in outdoor activities,” said the National Weather Service in Birmingham.
Please be prepared for the extreme heat by being safe while these dangerous temperatures are occurring and know the signs of heat-related illnesses.