"It's not that uncommon to have a stretch of hot weather during this point of the summer", he said.
Tuesday then with scattered rain and storms. Temperatures have hit the 90s, and the unsafe heat puts a number of people at risk.
How to Watch the Peak of the Perseid Meteor Shower Tonight However, the Perseids are known for their fireballs, or extremely bright meteors, which will still shine through the moonlight . NASA also suggests staying up late, or waking up early throughout the nights of August 11 to 12 and August 12 to August 13.
Heat index values will all be well over 100 degrees.
Showers and thunderstorms will remain in the forecast Thursday, and after a break Friday, precipitation could return again for the weekend.
In northern Alabama, forecasters with the weather service's Huntsville office said Monday they issued the first "excessive heat warning" for the area in more than seven years. If you work or spend time outside, when possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening.
Some of the problems indicating heat exhaustion include a weak or rapid pulse, headache, low blood pressure when standing, dizziness and nausea.