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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Huntsville AL
1045 AM CDT Sat Jul 22 2017

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1045 AM CDT Sat Jul 22 2017

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for north Alabama and portions of
southern middle Tennessee.

.DAY ONE...This Afternoon and Tonight...

The heat and humidity will continue today with Heat Index values
reaching 105 to 109 degrees by the afternoon across much of Northwest
and North Central Alabama. Heat Index values could remain above 100
degrees well into the evening at some locations. Another Heat
Advisory has been issued for 12PM to 7PM today for most of the
Tennessee Valley. See the advisory for more information.

Scattered strong thunderstorms are possible this afternoon across
the entire region. In addition to lightning and locally heavy
downpours, gusty winds of 40 to 50 mph will be possible with the
strongest activity.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Sunday through Friday...

Scattered thunderstorms are possible each afternoon Sunday through
Friday. Higher thunderstorm chances are expected on Monday and
Tuesday as a frontal boundary approaches the area. A few strong
storms with wind gusts up to 50 mph are possible Sunday through


Activation of storm spotters and emergency management personnel is
not anticipated at this time.


Heat Advisory

National Weather Service Huntsville AL
1043 AM CDT Sat Jul 22 2017

...Dangerous Heat Expected Across the Tennessee Valley This
Afternoon and Evening...

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Including the cities of Florence, Muscle Shoals, Sheffield,
Tuscumbia, Russellville, Red Bay, Moulton, Town Creek, Athens,
Huntsville, Decatur, Albertville, Boaz, Guntersville, Arab,
Cullman, Lynchburg, and Fayetteville
1043 AM CDT Sat Jul 22 2017


* TIMING AND AREAS AFFECTED...For all of northwest and north
  central Alabama from noon until 7 PM CDT on Saturday.

* TEMPERATURE...Temperatures well into the mid 90s combined with
  high relative humidity will produce heat index values in the
  105 to 109 degree range again this afternoon.

* IMPACTS...The combination of heat and humidity will lead to an
  increased risk for heat related illnesses, including heat
  stroke and dehydration for those outside or without air
  conditioning. Additionally, car interiors will reach lethal
  temperatures within a matter of minutes.


Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When
possible, reschedule strenuous activities to the evening period.
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!

To reduce risk during outdoor work the Occupational Safety and
Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks
in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by
heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke
is an emergency, CALL 911.



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