Madison Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Heat Advisory
Statement as of 8:56 PM CDT on August 21, 2014

...Heat advisory in effect from 11 am to 7 PM CDT Friday...

The National Weather Service in Huntsville has issued a heat advisory...which is in effect from 11 am to 7 PM CDT Friday.

* Timing and areas affected...northwest Alabama and the interstates 65 and 565 corridors between 11 am to 7 PM CDT Friday.

* Temperature...will range between 96 to 98 degrees. High humidity will allow heat index values to rise from 104 to 107 degrees.

* Impacts...very hot and humid conditions will raise the risk of heat stress and heat related illnesses such as heat exhaustion or heat stroke.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A heat advisory means that a period of very hot temperatures is expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible.

Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible...reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when possible and drink plenty of water. Check up on relatives and neighbors. Absolutely do not leave children or pets unattended in vehicles!