Temperatures will be in the 90s and feeling like it's in the lower 100s for several hours today. A heat advisory is in effect this entire weekend. Take it easy outside and drink plenty of water if you are going to be out there for a long period of time.
Going to Sloss Music and Art Festival? Expect temperatures in the 90s and feels like readings in the lower 100s through 7pm. Temperatures during the overnight hours will fall back into the 80s but it will continue to feel very sticky. Keep an eye to the sky just in case a shower or storm pops up and passes by.
Heading to Pelham Palooza? It's going to feel the best early on but after 10AM temperatures will rise into the 90s and stay there for the duration of the event. Drink plenty of water and find shade when you can. Don't forget to apply sunscreen even though it will probably sweat off of you. ;)
There is also an air quality alert in effect today. Code orange means the air is unhealthy for sensitive groups, like children with asthma are most at risk.
THE ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT RECOMMENDS THE FOLLOWING ACTIONS DURING AN AIR QUALITY ALERT FOR OZONE:
CONSERVE ELECTRICITY AND SET YOUR AIR CONDITIONER AT A HIGHER TEMPERATURE.
LIMIT DRIVING AND COMBINE ERRANDS.
USE THE BUS OR CAR POOL TO WORK.
AVOID USE OF GASOLINE POWER LAWN AND GARDEN EQUIPMENT.
REFUEL CARS AND TRUCKS AFTER 6 PM.
LIMIT ENGINE IDLING.
USE HOUSEHOLD, WORKSHOP AND GARDEN CHEMICALS IN WAYS THAT KEEP EVAPORATION TO A MINIMUM OR TRY TO AVOID THEM WHEN POOR AIR QUALITY IS FORECAST.
IF BREATHING BECOMES DIFFICULT, MOVE INDOORS.
We'll see heat activated showers and storms pop up today. Track the activity using the WBRC Weather App. The storms can knock down temperatures some 10 to 20 degrees. The threat for severe storms is low but not zero with this kind of heat in place.
Rain chances remain low but not zero over the next 7 days.
Jill Gilardi Fox 6 Meteorologist