The Heat Advisory that was in effect for the Tennessee Valley has been canceled.

Heat Advisory

…HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM FRIDAY…

  • WHAT…Heat Index values up to 108 degrees.
  • WHERE…Colbert, Cullman, Franklin, Lawrence, Lauderdale, Limestone, Madison, Jackson, DeKalb, Marshall, & Morgan counties in Alabama along with Lincoln & Moore counties in Tennessee
  • WHEN…Remains in effect until 7 pm Friday
  • IMPACTS…Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat-related illnesses to occur
  • 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.

Criteria For Heat Advisory

We will also see hot and humid conditions throughout Wednesday, with forecasted highs in the mid to upper 90s. A Heat Advisory is issued when the heat index values range from 105 to 109 degrees, this is the case for both Alabama and Tennessee. The areas that are under the Heat Advisory have the greatest chance of seeing the hottest temperatures!

Get Ready To Sweat!

Heat Safety

It is important to know the symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. If you think that you or someone else is experiencing symptoms of heat exhaustion you should get to a cool place and try to cool off. If you are experiencing symptoms of heat stroke you should seek emergency medical care.

Take the necessary precautions to protect yourself, your young children, and your pets from this extreme heat. If you have to be outdoors, limit the amount of strenuous work you do. Seek shade or go indoors when needed. Make sure you are drinking plenty of water to stay hydrated! Most importantly, never leave a child or animal in a hot car!