The National Weather Services advises that a heat advisory is in effect, which means that a period of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible.
Actual air temperatures are warming at or above 100 degrees, with heat indices to 105 across portions of Northern Alabama.
Those who work out-of-doors should take extra precautions, rescheduling strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs 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 and pets unattended if in vehicles.
Children should be limited to time outdoors in shaded areas. Have liquids that hydrate available to them.
Pets should be provided with adequate shade and water.
To reduce risk during outdoor work the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling requent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioning environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency...call 9-1-1.