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Dangerous Heat Builds As The Week Progresses
As the week moves along, so will the temperatures. Heat indices are expected to reach the mid-upper 100s on Thursday. As such, an Excessive Heat Watch is in effect for areas along and west of Interstate 65.
There is a risk for excessive heat on Thursday, June 29th, Friday, June 30th, and Saturday, July 1st. Afternoon high temperatures are forecast to be in the middle to upper 90s. Humid conditions will result in heat index values (what it feels like) between 105 to 115. Heat exhaustion or heat stroke could occur with prolonged outdoor activity. Practice heat safety! If at a job site, stay hydrated and take breaks in the shade as often as possible. Never leave kids or pets unattended in a vehicle, even if just for a short period of time. Limit strenuous outdoor activities. Check up on the elderly, sick, and those without air conditioning.
Heat-related deaths are preventable! The heat in your car can quickly become deadly, so be sure to look before you lock. Avoid strenuous activities outdoors, don’t leave kids or pets in vehicles, drink plenty of water, and dress in loose/light-fitting clothing.
An Excessive Heat Watch is in effect Thursday from 11 AM through 8 PM for Lincoln and Moore Counties in Tennessee, and Lauderdale, Colbert, Franklin, Lawrence, Limestone, Morgan, Madison and Cullman Counties in Alabama. High temperatures will reach the middle 90s to just above 100 degrees in these areas, with Heat Index values peaking at 105-114 degrees. Avoid strenuous activities outdoors, don’t leave kids or pets in vehicles, drink plenty of water, and dress in loose/light fitting clothing.