Severe Weather Alerts - Destin, FL

  • Special Weather Statement

    Special Weather Statement in effect until Thursday, 1:45 AM CDT. Source: U.S. National Weather Service

...POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS HEAT CONDITIONS THROUGH THE WEEKEND...

HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE REGION WILL ALLOW FOR PROGRESSIVELY HOTTERTEMPERATURES THROUGH FRIDAY WITH NO RELIEF EXPECTED OVER THE WEEKEND.HIGH TEMPERATURES ON THURSDAY WILL RANGE FROM AROUND 97 OVER INLANDAREAS TO 92 NEAR THE IMMEDIATE COAST. HOTTER TEMPERATURES AREEXPECTED ON FRIDAY WITH HIGHS RANGING FROM AROUND 99 INLAND TO AROUND95 AT THE IMMEDIATE COAST. HIGHS ON SATURDAY AND SUNDAY WILL BESIMILAR AND RANGE FROM AROUND 98 INLAND TO 94 AT THE COAST.

WITH PLENTY OF GULF MOISTURE STILL OVER THE REGION...HEAT INDEXVALUES WILL BE AT LEAST 102 TO 107 EACH AFTERNOON...AND AREAS CLOSERTO THE COAST WILL HAVE LOCATIONS AROUND 108...POSSIBLY AROUND 110 ONFRIDAY WHEN THE HOTTEST TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED.

CHILDREN...THE ELDERLY...AND PEOPLE WITH CHRONIC AILMENTS ARE USUALLYTHE FIRST TO SUFFER FROM THE HEAT. HEAT EXHAUSTION...CRAMPS OR INEXTREME CASES HEAT STROKE CAN RESULT FROM PROLONGED EXPOSURE TO THESECONDITIONS.

PERSONS WORKING OR PLAYING SPORTS OUTDOORS FROM LATE MORNING THROUGHTHIS AFTERNOON ARE URGED TO DRINK PLENTY OF WATER AND SPORT DRINKS...TAKINGFREQUENT BREAKS TO PREVENT OVERHEATING. REFRAIN FROM THE INTAKE OFCAFFEINATED AND ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES. REMEMBER TO CHECK ON RELATIVESAND NEIGHBORS...ESPECIALLY THE ELDERLY TO MAKE SURE THEY HAVEADEQUATE AIR CONDITIONING.

ALSO...DO NOT FORGET ABOUT YOUR PETS. PETS SHOULD BE BROUGHTINDOORS...ESPECIALLY DURING THE HEAT OF THE DAY. IF PETS MUST BEKEPT OUTDOORS...PROVIDE SHADE AND PLENTY OF FRESH WATER. LIVESTOCKARE ALSO VULNERABLE.

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Tropical Expert

Destin

Aug 20, 2014; 11:52 AM ET While the Atlantic Hurricane has ben quiet since June, there is potential for a storm next week. Bernie Rayno has the details.

Destin, FL Radar