We want to thank Johnny Burnett with the Walker County EMA for inviting Fox 6 to participate in their community day. They donated hundreds of NOAA Weather Radios to needy families. The Walker County EMA office is located in the old ATT building north of Oakman on Highway 69 south. The event continues this afternoon and some radios are still available. You can also grab a late lunch while you’re there. A familiar face was on hand to help with the grilling, Jim Stefkovich from the National Weather Service.
It is dangerously hot out there! The temperature had to be in the mid 90s at our location near Oakman. Tuscaloosa has reached 100, the first triple digit value of the season. This part of our state may reach 102 degrees before the day is over. Please use caution and avoid strenuous outdoor activities this afternoon. Tomorrow and Monday will be similar days, with heat indices topping 100. A few isolated showers have developed over Calhoun, Cleburne, and Clay Counties. The heaviest shower is southeast of Millerville. The system in the Gulf still hasn’t reached tropical depression status but that could change later today. Fred will have another update for you later this afternoon.
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