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FIRST ALERT: Dangerous heat levels continue through the end of the workweek; heat Index topping 105º at times

Published: Jul. 28, 2021 at 5:22 AM CDT|Updated: Jul. 28, 2021 at 3:36 PM CDT
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - FIRST ALERT FOR MORE TRIPLE DIGIT HEAT LEVELS: Temperatures have improved this evening, but the dangerous heat index will return on Thursday and Friday. As expected, little to no rain developed today, and no rain is expected overnight. Both Thursday and Friday will feature lots of sunshine, with highs in the middle to upper 90s. The heat index will range between 104º and 108º at times. This reflects how hot it will actually feel due the mugginess or moisture in the air. I can’t rule out a stray shower or storm; however, rain chances will remain less than 20% through Friday.

THE WEEKEND AND NEXT WEEK: Plan for periods of very hot weather this weekend. We will start off with a mix of clouds and sunshine on Saturday, with highs in the 90s. The heat index will top 100º at times. Scattered storms and showers will be possible on Saturday, especially in the afternoon. The next greatest chance for rain will involve numerous storms and showers Sunday evening. Forecast data continues to indicate a system will impact the region, with scattered showers and storms likely. These higher rain chances will continue into Monday, followed by a break in the heat wave. Temperatures should top out in the 80s for the first half of next week. I’ll have more on these changes in my long range forecast at 9PM. Join us on WBRC Fox6 News.

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