Prepare for another hot and humid day in West Alabama. The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a Heat Advisory in effect until 7 p.m. tonight (Saturday, July 6). 

Heat index values could exceed 105 this afternoon, so make sure you take necessary precautions to help beat the heat. The text of the advisory is below.

...HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 7 PM CDT
THIS EVENING...

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a Heat
Advisory, which is in effect from 11 AM this morning to 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.