The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued an "Excessive Heat Warning" and "Heat Advisory" in response to the dangerous temperatures and heat index value that is expected today, Thursday, July 21.

West and Central Alabama will be facing very heat index values between 105 and 110 degrees. These are very risky temperatures and could prompt heat-related illnesses. Alabamians are encouraged to take precautions during this heat wave.

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Excessive Heat Warning until 7:00 pm

DANGEROUS CONDITIONS WITH HEAT INDEX VALUES NEAR 110

Fayette

Greene

Hale

Lamar

Marengo

Marion

Pickens

Sumter

Tuscaloosa

Walker

Winston

Heat Advisory until 7:00 pm

HEAT INDEX VALUES UP TO 105 – 107

Autauga, Bibb, Blount, Barbour, Bullock, Calhoun, Cherokee, Coosa, Chilton, Dallas, Elmore, Etowah, Jefferson, Lowndes, Montgomery, Macon, Pike, Perry, Russell, St. Clair, Shelby, Talladega, and Tallapoosa.

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