FIRST ALERT: Extreme heat expected Saturday

Updated: Aug. 16, 2019 at 8:49 PM CDT
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Expect overnight lows in the upper 60s to lower 70s. The sky will remain mostly clear.

A code orange air quality alert remains in effect for Shelby and Jefferson counties and will be in effect again tomorrow afternoon. The air will be unhealthy for those with say asthma or COPD. Once the sun goes down this evening, the temperatures will drop off quickly and you’ll wake up to a nice start in the upper 60s.

This weekend, the heat doesn’t back off and afternoon temperatures will be in the upper 90s and lower 100s. The only good thing is that dew point temperatures won’t be high enough for it to feel much more above the actual air temperature.

If you are going to the concert on Saturday at Oak Mountain, please be sure to go well hydrated since it will be so hot.

Stormy weather develops along the Gulf Coast by Sunday and we could see widely scattered showers and storms on Monday and especially Tuesday.

Unfortunately, the most organized rain next week looks to set up across south Alabama. With storms nearby, that will mean more clouds and temperatures rising into the lower 90s instead of the upper 90s. It’s a catch 22 though because more moisture will make it feel like it’s around 100 degrees.

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