Hot & Stormy Days Continue…Central Alabama Forecast & California Earthquake update #alwx @wvua23

7 Day -10PM SHOW.pngHope everyone is having a great holiday weekend. A heat advisory is currently in effect for portions of central Alabama as feels like temperatures climb into the low to mid 100s for the day. Right now it feels like 105 in Jasper, 100 in Demopolis, 98 in Tuscaloosa, and 99 in Bham. The heat advisory will expire at 7pm this evening.

Tonight a few scattered showers are possible but most will stay dry as clouds start to build in. Tomorrow low pressure will set into the state and because of this more widespread rain will be expected for the entire day tomorrow. The day won’t be a complete washout and some areas may not see a shower or storm at all, just be prepared for a wetter day than we’ve been seeing.

The low pressure will stall out to our southeast on Monday so a few more showers and thunderstorms are possible Monday, with the greatest risk being in more southern counties. Because of this low and chance for more showers, highs will “cool down” into the low 90s Sunday and Monday.

By Tuesday ridging will build back in and highs will return to the mid 90s and heat advisories are possible for Tuesday through Thursday as feels like temperatures touch the 100s to 105+.

There is some talk about a tropical disturbance for the Gulf next weekend that a model has been hinting at. So far this is NOT certain as other models do not have this system present. It is too far in advance to get alarmed! Do not be fooled by the click bait that some people post to scare you. Over the next few days we will monitor this possible system and keep you up to date on the latest and most accurate information.

CALIFORNIA EARTHQUAKES:

Over the past few days California has seen an incredible amount of earthquakes causing devastation to areas. In the past 24 hours there has been over 630 earthquakes of a 2.5 magnitude and higher! Last night at 10:19pm there was a reported 7.1 magnitude earthquake that hit near Ridgecrest, California. Aftershocks continue to occur across majority of the southern portion of the state.

DANIELLE DAVIS

TWITTER: @DANIELLEDAVISWX

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Heat Advisory Continues for Portions of Central Alabama until 7pm @wvua23 #alwx

regional_temp_640.jpg…HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING…

* TEMPERATURE…ACROSS THE ADVISED AREA WILL BE BETWEEN 95 AND
98 DEGREES. LOOK FOR HEAT INDICES TO REACH AND EXCEED 105
DEGREES ACROSS A GOOD PORTION OF THE AREA.

* IMPACTS…OF THESE TEMPERATURES AND A PROLONGED EXPOSURE COULD
RESULT IN HEAT EXHAUSTION OR HEAT STROKE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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.

A HEAT ADVISORY MEANS THAT A PERIOD OF HOT TEMPERATURES IS
EXPECTED. THE COMBINATION OF HOT TEMPERATURES AND HIGH HUMIDITY
WILL COMBINE TO CREATE A SITUATION IN WHICH HEAT ILLNESSES ARE
POSSIBLE. DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS, STAY IN AN AIR CONDITIONED
ROOM, STAY OUT OF THE SUN, AND CHECK UP ON RELATIVES AND CHECK UP
ON RELATIVES AND NEIGHBORS.