Hottest Days of This Summer Arrive


Hottest Days of This Summer Arrive

MOBILE, Alabama -

Prepare for the hottest stretch of days (and nights) of the summer. Temperatures will run about 4 or 5 degrees above average. It won't be record heat, but it will be a long period that creates stress on your body and your air conditioner. Find a cool spot to relax or work, if you can. Definitely limit time in direct sun and stay hydrated. Here is a heat index chart along with heat safety rules.

Tomorrow delivers a sunny and quiet morning with rapidly rising temperatures. Most of us will be at 90 degrees by lunchtime. In the afternoon, overall coverage will be less than 20% of the area. Highs tomorrow will be in the lower 90s along and south of I-10, but in the middle 90s for inland counties.

We'll warm from middle 90s into the upper 90s by Saturday. Heat indexes will easily be over 100. The light southwest wind won't give much relief.

A few people have asked me about weather forecasts they've seen on social media lately for a "possible" hurricane coming our way next week. Here's the answer I give every year about long-range social media weather "forecasts"... Anything is possible but just because one or a few computer models show pixels that might worry you, don't put much concern into something that is not a clear threat and is so far away in time and space! These kind of posts circulate social media more and more and most of the time they just cause confusion.

People fell for the same social media misinformation about a couple of ice storms this past winter that never materialized. When there's a realistic weather threat or weather to be concerned about in our area you will hear it on News 5 and see it on and on my Facebook page. If it comes from a source you don't know, treat it like an email from someone you don't know. Be skeptical and be cautious. Even when a forecast is based on science, long-range forecasts from a single model are not that consistent or reliable. Here's more on that with Jonathan Owens.

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