Extreme Heat For Now… Lower Humidity Later This Week… Monday PM Forecast Update #alwx @wvua23

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Good Monday afternoon! The National Weather Service has posted an excessive heat warning for all of west and central Alabama through Tuesday evening, as heat index values will surpass 110 area-wide. This is incredible dangerous for people working outdoors for an extended period of time and for outdoor intensive sports. During the peak heating hours between 11am and 6pm, please take common sense precautions to avoid heat stroke.

Tuesday will be a tad hotter than today, with air temperatures approaching 98 to 100, with heat index nearing 115 by mid afternoon. The risk of a stray shower is at 20%.

A weak surface front will move into the area from the northwest, and that will bring a few scattered showers and storms Tuesday night and into the day on Wednesday. It sure appears much of our area will be dry by Wednesday afternoon, as drier air pushes in from the north. Heat index won’t be an issue for Thursday, Friday and Saturday, but air temperatures will remain fairly hot. Look for low 90s during the afternoon Wednesday through Saturday, with lows in the lower 70s.

The tropics remain quiet…

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Richard Scott
WVUA Chief Meteorologist
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