The National Weather Service (NWS) Birmingham Office has issued a Heat Advisory for today. The Service predicts temperatures will hover between 92-95 degrees and heat indices will reach or exceed 105 degrees for many locations in Central Alabama this afternoon till Friday.
In preparation for the oppressively hot weather, NWS Birmingham released the following Facebook post:
“The dreaded Alabama summer swelter will be in full force this week. Highs will be in the low/mid 90s each day, but it will feel like the low 100s. We’ll be monitoring for potential Heat Advisories. Please practice heat safety when outdoors!
With temperatures on the rise, we sadly find ourselves having to remind you to #LookBeforeYouLock!! NEVER, we repeat, NEVER leave your child or pet in a vehicle for ANY length of time (not even a few min). And no, cracking a window does not help! 18 children have lost their lives so far this year, with 9 of those this month alone.”
Bottomline. Follow these tips to beat the heat
Try to stay in air-conditioning.
Drink plenty of water
Avoid strenous activity
Stay in the shade as much as possible
Wear loose, light-colored clothing
Remember your pets! Provide shade and water.
Check on neighbors
Never leave pets or children in vehicles for any amount of time!!
Stay tuned for further updates on the weather. More importantly, stay cool this week Birmingham!