Severe Weather Alerts - Stapleton, AL

  • Special Weather Statement

    Special Weather Statement in effect until Friday, 7:00 AM CDT. Source: U.S. National Weather Service

...THE POTENTIAL FOR DANGEROUS HEAT IMPACTS CONTINUE ACROSS THEREGION THROUGH THE WEEKEND...

AN UPPER LEVEL RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL STRENGTHEN OVER MUCH OFTHE DEEP SOUTH THROUGH THE WEEKEND. THIS FEATURE RESULTS IN HOTTEMPERATURES ACROSS OUR LOCAL AREA THROUGH SUNDAY. HIGH TEMPERATURESWILL RANGE FROM THE LOWER TO MID 90S NEAR THE COAST TO THE UPPER90S...POSSIBLY NEAR 100 DEGREES OVER INLAND PORTIONS OF THE REGION.

HUMID CONDITIONS WILL PERSIST ACROSS THE REGION THROUGH THE WEEKEND...AND HEAT INDEX VALUES ARE EXPECTED TO RANGE FROM 104 TO 107 EACHAFTERNOON...THOUGH SOME LOCATIONS MAY EXPERIENCE HEAT INDICES BETWEEN108 AND 110 DEGREES FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY. A HEAT ADVISORY MAY BECOMENECESSARY ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE REGION THIS WEEKEND.

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 THROUGHTHE AFTERNOON ARE URGED TO DRINK PLENTY OF WATER...TAKING FREQUENTBREAKS TO PREVENT OVERHEATING. REFRAIN FROM THE INTAKE OF CAFFEINATEDAND ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES. REMEMBER TO CHECK ON RELATIVES ANDNEIGHBORS... ESPECIALLY THE ELDERLY TO MAKE SURE THEY HAVE ADEQUATEAIR 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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