Wednesday, 21 August, 2019

Excessive Heat Warning In Effect For Much Of The State

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Deanna Wagner | 14 August, 2019, 06:19

High temperatures will be near 108 to 109 degrees with overnight lows in the 80s.

More of the same is in store for Tuesday, when heat and humidity will again make for unsafe heat indexes.

The advisory stated that temperatures are expected to reach "upper 90s to around 104 degrees" during that time frame, with heat indices of "between 105 and 110 degrees", NWS said.

Parts of 13 states on Monday will be under heat advisories, from Texas, Louisiana and Florida in the South to Missouri and IL in the Midwest, the National Weather Service reported.

"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.

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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.

"Just wait until the middle of the week; there's going to be a big warm-up", San Diego's NBC 7 Meteorologist Sheena Parveen said of the impending oppressive heat still to come.