Temperatures to remain warm this week

Published 2:16 pm Monday, August 10, 2015

Although Chilton County was placed under a dangerous heat and humidity advisory on Monday, there does seem to be a bit of relief from the heat arriving later this week.

Temperatures were expected to reach 94 degrees on Monday, with the heat advisory lasting until 9 p.m. Monday, according to information provided by the National Weather Service.

“A heat advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is expected,” according to the NWS website. “The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible.”

Individuals are encouraged during days with temperatures reaching above 90 degrees to drink plenty of fluids, stay in air-conditioned rooms, stay out of the sun, and check on relatives and neighbors who may be exposed to the warm temperatures.

Daytime highs this week are predicted to be in the low 90s, but overnight lows will decrease to the upper 60s, according to the NWS.

On Tuesday, a 50-percent chance of showers and thunderstorms is possible after 1 p.m. with a daytime high of 91 degrees. Overnight lows are expected to be around 71 degrees with a 30-percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 1 a.m.

On Wednesday, daytime highs are expected to be 91 degrees, with mostly sunny skies and overnight lows around 65 degrees.

On Thursday, sunny skies and a high of 91 degrees is expected with an overnight low around 68 degrees.

Friday, a 20-percent chance of showers and thunderstorms are expected after 1 p.m. with a high of 91 degrees and an overnight low of 69 degrees.

The weekend forecast shows a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms on Saturday, but highs should be around 91 degrees with overnight lows reaching around 69 degrees.