As of 1 pm, it’s getting hot out there as temperatures are running in the upper 80s to the mid 90s across the area with mostly sunny to sunny skies. The hot spot is Montgomery at 96º, while the cool spots were Alexander City and Haleyville at 87º. Birmingham was sitting at 90º.
Afternoon highs are forecast to reach the mid to upper 90s for nearly all areas across the area, with very little relief in sight. The good news is that drier air continues to move farther south into the area. A few isolated strong storms will be possible along and south of US-80 and I-85 with the potential for some hail and gusty winds, while the rest of the area will be dry.
Heat Advisory continues for Autauga, Barbour, Bibb, Bullock, Chilton, Dallas, Elmore, Greene, Hale, Lowndes, Macon, Marengo, Montgomery, Perry, Pickens, Pike, Russell, Sumter, and Tuscaloosa counties in Central Alabama until 7 pm this evening. Heat index values from 103º to 108º may cause heat illnesses to occur. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances.
Skies will become mostly clear tonight and through the overnight hours, and that drier air will continue to move farther into the area. Lows will range from the lower 60s in the north to the upper 60s in the south, with a few locations not making it below 70º.
Sunday will be a mostly sunny and a less humid day across the area, which will make Father’s Day and Juneteenth much more comfortable. Afternoon highs will be in the lower to mid 90s across the area.
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