Extreme heat and humidity will significantly increase the potential for heat related illnesses, especially for people working or taking part in outdoor activities during the next two days. A Heat Advisory is in effect for our today through 6PM. Heat index values are set to spike up to 110 in some areas. The actual high temperature today will be in the mid 90s with overnight lows in the upper 70s.
Friday, an Excessive Heat Watch is now in place for Mobile, Baldwin, Washington, our Florida Panhandle Counties, as well as George & Greene Counties in Mississippi. During the peak heating of the day tomorrow, it could feel as hot as 110 to 115 in some spots. Our daytime high for Friday will hit the upper 90s.
Take it easy outside, and avoid overexertion. Drink water even if your not thirsty. Never leave people or pets inside a parked vehicle even for a moment. Make sure outdoor pets have shade and adequate water. Bring them indoors for the next two days if possible.
Actual air temperature will remain in the mid to upper 70s at night, and the mid 90s during the day.
Afternoon thunderstorms will give brief relief but they will only increase the humidity. We'll see rain coverage of about 40% today and then 30% on Friday and Saturday.
The tropics remain quiet.