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First Alert: more triple digits, records possible

Lower 100s likely today and tomorrow, possible this weekend
A mild night ahead followed by (you guessed it) another round of potential record-breaking heat...
Published: Jun. 23, 2022 at 4:24 AM CDT|Updated: Jun. 23, 2022 at 8:34 PM CDT
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - A new record high of 102° was reached yesterday in Montgomery, and today we broke another record when we made it to 104°... more of that kind of heat is on the way as the workweek comes to a close. Highs have easily reached the lower 100s again Friday for many towns across Alabama; upper 90s are more likely this weekend, but someone could still hit 100 degrees.

As is typically the case, there will be a range of about 5° each day between the hottest and “coolest” towns in central Alabama, but a healthy portion of us will see triple digits at least once over the next few days.

Either side of 100° for high temperatures on Friday!
Either side of 100° for high temperatures on Friday!(WSFA 12 News)

The humidity will do what it has done so far this week: be very high through the morning before dropping for the afternoon and coming back up in the evening. That will happen again today and tomorrow.

Starting this weekend it will stay muggy all day every day.

Other than the heat and humidity it’s a quiet end to the workweek with little to no rain in the forecast. A few isolated showers are possible today and tomorrow with some scattered showers and storms are expected this weekend -- mainly Saturday. Skies will be partly cloudy each day.

Even with the chance of isolated rain (30% coverage), highs this weekend could still make a run at 100 degrees for many towns across central Alabama. Of course if your town sees rain that would limit the extent of your heat that day.

More triple digit air temperatures anticipated Friday afternoon across Alabama...
More triple digit air temperatures anticipated Friday afternoon across Alabama...(WSFA 12 News)

Temperatures will fall back some more heading into next week with some additional shower and storm coverage. It will be isolated to scattered, but it’s probable that most see a bout of rain at some point next week.

With the continuance of the high heat we remind you to follow heat safety tips to keep you and your family safe:

  • Stay hydrated and avoid caffeine and alcohol
  • Limit time outdoors, especially between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m
  • Stay in the A/C as much as possible
  • Wear light-colored and loose-fitting clothing
  • Avoid large meals
  • Use sunscreen and wear hats
  • Check on those without proper means of staying cool

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