Heat Advisory Today – Feeling Like 107°

We hit 98° in Huntsville and the Shoals on Thursday. It will be just as hot across the Tennessee Valley with a heat advisory in effect.

 

Heat Advisory For Friday

…Dangerous Heat Expected Across Portions of the Tennessee
Valley again on Friday…

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Including the cities of Florence, Muscle Shoals, Sheffield,
Tuscumbia, Russellville, Red Bay, Moulton, Town Creek, Athens, Scottsboro, Albertville, Winchester,
and Huntsville

…HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 7 PM CDT FRIDAY…

* TIMING AND AREAS AFFECTED…For most of north Alabama and
portions of southern middle Tennessee from noon through 7 PM CDT
Friday.

* TEMPERATURE: Middle to Upper 90s. Heat Index: 105-109.
* IMPACTS

  • Heat Stroke
  • Dehydration
  • No A/C – Long periods outside

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When
possible, reschedule strenuous activities to the evening period.
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. Check up on relatives and neighbors.
Absolutely do not leave children or pets unattended in vehicles!

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 911.