Updated Information: Heat Advisory has been extended (again) and (again)

July is typically the warmest part of the year. This week lives up to those expectations as you can expect hot and humid conditions.

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has extended the “HEAT ADVISORY”  until Saturday, July 9 at 7 p.m.

Townsquare Media Coverage Areas Under Advisory

Bibb

Fayette

Greene

Hale

Lamar

Perry

Pickens

Sumter

Tuscaloosa

Walker

Other Alabama Counties Under Advisory

Autauga

Barbour

Blount

Bullock

Calhoun

Cherokee

Chilton

Coosa

Dallas

Elmore

Etowah

Jefferson

Lee

Lowndes

Macon

Marengo

Marion

Montgomery

Pike

Russell

Shelby

St. Clair

Talladega

Tallapoosa

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What to Expect:

Heat index values could reach as high as 105 and 108 degrees. These “hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat illnesses to occur," said the National Weather Service in Birmingham. 

Please remember to never leave anyone or a pet inside a car without the AC running. We actually did a test on how quickly it warms up to 125 degrees. Click here for the video.

Typical Summer Weather Pattern

Please don’t forget in addition to the heat index, a typical summer weather pattern will be in place. You can expect sunny skies and hot & humid conditions plus scattered showers and thunderstorms.

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What Precautions to Take

If planning outdoor events be sure to pay attention to the weather and watch the radar.

Drink plenty of fluids, and stay in an air-conditioned room.

Stay out of the sun.

Check up on relatives and neighbors.

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.

If outside, take 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.

(Source) Click here for more from that National Weather Service.

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