Heat Advisory Extended Again Plus Possible Storms in Portions of Alabama
You can expect continued heat concerns for Alabama today, Tuesday, June 14. Yesterday the high in Tuscaloosa reached 97 degrees. At the Townsquare Media Tuscaloosa offices, the “feels like” temperature around 4 p.m. reached 107 degrees. One of the hottest spots in the Yellowhammer State was Montgomery reaching 98.
These hot and humid conditions will persist over the next few days. This also brings our areas the concern of severe weather with a chance of showers and storms. According to the National Weather Service in Birmingham, “with ample amounts of moisture and instability in place, some of those storms could become what we call "microbursts" later on this afternoon with isolated damaging wind and hail potential. Severe storm potential will continue into the day on Wednesday as well.”
Tuesday Highlights from the NWS
Roughly the southeastern half of Central Alabama, from Dallas/Perry Counties to Calhoun/Cleburne Counties, and points south and east.
4 pm to 10 pm today.
Isolated damaging winds to 60mph and quarter-size hail.
Heat Advisory Information
The National Weather Service in Birmingham has continued the existing “heat advisory” until Wednesday, June 15, until 7 p.m. with additional counties added into the advisory area.
James Spann, ABC 33/40, and Townsquare Media Tuscaloosa Chief Meteorologist said that we can expect “highs in the 92-98 degree range again today across Alabama with hazy sunshine under a strong upper ridge, centered just to the northeast. A "heat advisory" remains in effect for the state today because of the high heat index values, which will exceed 100.”
Alabama Counties Under the Heat Advisory
Recommendations from the National Weather Service in Birmingham
Drink plenty of fluids
Stay in an air-conditioned room
Stay out of the sun
Check up on relatives and neighbors.
Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances.
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 lightweight and loose-fitting clothing when possible.
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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