Weather Outlook for August 13th

There is an excessive heat warning for West Alabama until 9 p.m. which means that heat indices will range between 108 to 113 degrees this afternoon.  There is a 20% chance for showers and thunderstorms this afternoon increasing to 30% for tonight.  However, not much relief in the evening as the low will be around 78.  These heat values could lead to heat-related illnesses, which could be very dangerous.    Also, in these extreme heat index values, the roadways will be hot as well.  So, be aware of your pets in these conditions.  As always, stay hydrated, take frequent breaks if you work outdoors, and never leave anyone unattended in vehicles.

Here is a heartwarming story about how 9-year-old Nathaniel Cade, a used his birthday money to provide water to help people cool down.  Kudos to Cade family!    

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