Triple Digit Heat Index Values Expected in Portions of Alabama
The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a "Heat Advisory" across West Alabama for the next few days. The advisory runs from today at 11:00 a.m. until Thursday at 9:00 p.m.
Heat indices for today will be between 105-108 degrees.
The "Heat Advisory" impacts the following counties: Autauga, Barbour, Bibb, Blount, Bullock, Chambers, Chilton, Coosa, Dallas, Elmore, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Jefferson, Lamar, Lee, Lowndes, Macon, Marengo, Marion, Montgomery, Perry, Pickens, Pike, Russell, Shelby, St. Clair, Sumter, Talladega, Tallapoosa, Tuscaloosa, Walker, and Winston.
This triple-digit heat wave is expected to run through Friday.
What Areas Will Experience Severe Weather?
James Spann, ABC 33/40, and Townsquare Media Tuscaloosa Chief Meteorologist said that “before sunrise, we have an organized mass of storms over Tennessee, and these will likely move into North Alabama by mid-morning.”
The threats for the North Alabama area include damaging winds up to 60 mph and quarter-sized hail as it is under a “marginal risk.” Spann said that “the storms are expected to fade and dissipate by afternoon, and a decent part of the state will be dry with a partly sunny sky.”