More above-average heat still in the forecast, Heat Advisory will remain in effect until 7:00pm Friday, June 17.
Cherokee is one of a large number of counties falling under that advisory.
The heat index, or “feels like” temperature, could range from 105 degrees to as high as 112 degrees in certain areas this afternoon.
The day’s hottest temperatures typically come from about 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. each day.
Hot temperatures look to be the story through the weekend, but Alabama could catch a slight “break” on Saturday and Sunday thanks to a front that’s expected to move through.
That front won’t bring meaningful rain or much cooler air, but it will knock out some of the humidity for a while, making it feel a tad “cooler” even though highs will still be lodged in the 90s.
The lower humidity values will be especially apparent during the nighttime and early morning hours on Saturday and Sunday, the weather service said, and low temperatures in north and part of central Alabama could dip into the 60s (where they have been in the 70s).
Observe all safety tips, and check on both the elderly and young frequently as they’re the most likely to be affected by the extreme heat.