Heat Advisory Through This Eve! Independence Day and Weekend Forecast – Wednesday Update 9am
July 4, 2012 Leave a comment
Happy Independence Day to you! It’s hot on this Wednesday morning, and temperatures will get a lot hotter by this afternoon. The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for parts of west Alabama, including cities such as Tuscaloosa to Gordo to Centreville to Livingston to Marion to Linden. If you live in west Alabama, take it easy this afternoon, as the heat will become dangerous. I know a lot of people are off work today, so if you have outdoor plans, drink lots of water and stay well hydrated. The air temperatures is expected to reach 100, with a heat index nearing 110 in spots.
If you have plans today, expect a mostly sunny to partly cloudy sky. The risk of rain today is at about 30%, which means most spots will remain rain free. There is a risk for a few passing storms, do don’t be shocked if it rains at your house. If it does rain where you are, it won’t last long. Storms will remain hit or miss today through the weekend. The best chance of a few storms will occur during the peak heating hours of the afternoon. Temperatures will reach the middle 90s at noon and 100 degree mark at 3pm. Temperatures will fall into the middle 80s for the 9pm firework shows happening across the area and in Tuscaloosa.
Temperatures will gradually come down a touch by the weekend, with highs in the upper 90s. Heat index values will remain over 100 each day. There is the 30% risk of scattered storms each day. Overnight lows will remain in the lower to middle 70s.
…HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 9 PM CDT THIS EVENING…
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A HEAT ADVISORY…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 9 PM CDT THIS EVENING.
* TEMPERATURES…MAY REACH UPPER 90S TO LOW 100S THIS AFTERNOON.
* HEAT INDEX VALUES…WILL RANGE FROM 100 TO 105 DEGREES THIS AFTERNOON.
* IMPACTS…PROLONGED EXPOSURE TO THIS HEAT CAN BE DANGEROUS IF THE PROPER PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN.
A HEAT ADVISORY MEANS THAT A PERIOD OF HOT TEMPERATURES IS EXPECTED. TAKE EXTRA PRECAUTIONS IF YOU WORK OR SPEND TIME OUTSIDE. WHEN POSSIBLE…RESCHEDULE STRENUOUS ACTIVITIES TO EARLY MORNING OR EVENING. KNOW THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF HEAT EXHAUSTION AND HEAT STROKE. WEAR LIGHT WEIGHT AND LOOSE FITTING CLOTHING WHEN POSSIBLE AND DRINK PLENTY OF WATER.
TO REDUCE RISK DURING OUTDOOR WORK THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION RECOMMENDS SCHEDULING FREQUENT REST BREAKS IN SHADED OR AIR CONDITIONED ENVIRONMENTS. ANYONE OVERCOME BY HEAT SHOULD BE MOVED TO A COOL AND SHADED LOCATION. HEAT STROKE IS AN EMERGENCY…CALL 9 1 1.
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