The combination of heat and humidity will make it feel especially unpleasant in most of Alabama today.
The National Weather Service has issued heat advisories that cover most of the state and will be in effect for most of the day.
The heat index, or what it feels like, will climb as high as 110 degrees in some areas before the day is out, increasing the risk of heat illness for those unprepared.
Air temperatures today will reach the mid 90s or even higher in Alabama. That’s above average for this time of year, when highs are typically in the upper 80s and 90s.
Combine those temperatures with dew points in the 70s and that could create dangerous conditions for those who spend a lot of time outdoors.
“…It is extremely important to stay safe in this summer heat,” the weather service warned Monday. limit time outdoors.
Here’s a look at the heat advisories for Alabama today:
A heat advisory will be in effect for northwestern and north-central Alabama today from noon to 6 p.m.
The affected counties are Lauderdale, Colbert, Franklin, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Morgan and Cullman.
The National Weather Service in Huntsville said the heat index could exceed 105 degrees today in those areas.
A heat advisory will be in effect for all of central Alabama, except for the easternmost counties, from noon to 7 p.m., according to the National Weather Service in Birmingham.
The affected counties are Marion, Lamar, Fayette, Winston, Walker, Blount, Pickens, Tuscaloosa, Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair, Talladega, Sumter, Greene, Hale, Perry, Bibb, Chilton, Coosa, Marengo, Dallas, Autauga, Lowndes, Elmore, and Montgomery.
The heat index could reach 105 degrees in those areas, the weather service said.
The heat index could reach its highest values today in southwestern Alabama. The National Weather Service in Mobile has a heat advisory in effect for much of southern Alabama from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. today.
The counties in the notice are Choctaw, Washington, Clarke, Wilcox, Monroe, Conecuh, Butler, Crenshaw, Escambia, Covington, Mobile and Baldwin.
The weather service said the heat index could climb as high as 110 degrees in those areas this afternoon.
Hot and muggy conditions are expected to persist through much of the week. More heat advisories may be coming for parts of the state in the coming days.
However, forecasters will be watching for some showers and storms to develop, especially near the coast with sea breezes and in parts of southern Alabama. Rain chances will be highest on Tuesday and Wednesday, but rain is not a sure thing.
Look for continued warm temperatures but slightly “drier” air late in the week after a front attempts to enter the state.