FIRST ALERT: Heat advisory extended, storms persisting through 9 p.m.

Published: Jul. 27, 2021 at 5:25 AM CDT|Updated: Jul. 27, 2021 at 3:18 PM CDT
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - The National Weather Service in Birmingham has extended the heat advisory to include all of central Alabama, and extended it until 7 p.m. Wednesday. Feels-like temperatures will range between 103°F to 107°F range. Strenuous activities outside should be done either before 9 a.m. or after 7 p.m., otherwise it’s not worth taking a chance of getting a heat-related illness. Those that work in the heat will need to extra hydrate, wear light weight and light-colored clothing, and take frequent breaks.

First Alert AccuTrack is quite busy this afternoon, especially along and east of I-65 and south of I-20. Storms have the potential to produce flooding and strong wind gusts along with very heavy rainfall and frequent lightning. The activity will wane after 9 p.m. Fog formation will once again be possible overnight and into the morning hours. Lows in the middle 70s.

Rain chances will be much lower tomorrow and I have about a 30 percent chance south of I-20. I don’t see any rain for Thursday and Friday and probably Saturday too, but I do see dangerously hot temperatures. Highs in the middle and upper 90s and feels like temperatures exceeding 105°. Sunday looks to be the last really hot day before the pattern changes.

New data shows a complex of storms moving in Sunday evening that could pack a punch, and we will have to monitor for flooding and severe storms. Rain chances will remain fairly highs going into Monday and then shift south by Tuesday. Temperatures will be much lower on Monday but could be refreshing by next Tuesday. Data hints at lows in the lower 60s and upper 50s. I sure hope this cooler forecast for next week sticks!

Tracking dangerous heat levels and scattered storms.

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