Here is a look at today’s record highs: Tuscaloosa 103 (1954), Birmingham 104 (1931), and Anniston 101 (1954).
The extreme heat is being fueled by very dry conditions and burn bans are in place. Check on the elderly, friends, and family members to make sure everybody has a cool shelter. Also, check on the pets to make sure they have a cool spot. Stay well hydrated and avoid strenuous outdoor activities between 10 AM and 7 PM. More heat advisories will be in place tomorrow as the heat wave continues, with highs near 104.
The upper air ridge looks to slowly weaken by the middle of next week as an upper level trough develops over the eastern United States. This will bring us better news regarding rainfall. A few scattered strong thunderstorms may develop as early as tomorrow night.
Highs will remain in the 98 to 102 degree range for Monday and Tuesday with a downward trend in temperatures throughout the week. We will also have afternoon and evening thunderstorms each day.
Fox 6 Meteorologist Wes Wyatt
Twitter @ weswyattweather