- Heat is one of the leading weather-related killers in the United States, resulting in hundreds of fatalities each year and even more heat-related illnesses.
There are many links provided by the National Weather Service that discuss: heat safety, the meaning of a heat watch and warning, heat index, what to do during a heat wave and common heat related illnessess. Click here: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/heat/index.shtml
So far, extreme heat has yet to settle in across Alabama but that is certainly possible if not likely to happen this summer. You can count on Fox 6 to let you know when dangerous heat might build in so that you can prepare.
So if you have some free time either today or the next couple of days, it doesn't hurt to review some of the links provided.
In the meantime, enjoy the refreshing air in place because the muggy air is going to arrive late on Sunday! The muggy air expected for Memorial Day into next week is the kind that will require caution.
Jill Gilardi Meteorologist