Excessive Heat Warning through Friday evening

The Weather Authority

An EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING is in effect through 7PM on Friday in Franklin, Lauderdale, Lawrence and Colbert Counties. Expect temperatures in the middle/upper 90s Friday afternoon with a heat index as high as 113°F.

The HEAT ADVISORY for all other North Alabama and Southern Tennessee Counties is in effect through 7PM on Friday. Expect temperatures in the middle/upper 90s Friday afternoon with a heat index as high as 110°F.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…  

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

NWS HUNTSVILLE

What to expect…

Hot and humid with some scattered storms: that’s the typical late July weather around here, and it’s exactly what we have coming this afternoon.

Some of those scattered storms could get intense! Heavy summertime downpours can produce prolific lightning, strong wind gusts and torrential rainfall through early Friday evening.

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