MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) – The hotter-than-normal weather pattern continues on the Gulf Coast. We are bringing back the humidity which looks to kick the heat index up to dangerous levels.

A HEAT ADVISORY is back in effect Friday for the entire News 5 viewing area. This advisory will go into effect at 11 AM this morning and continues through this evening at 7 PM.

During the time of peak heating (Noon to 4 PM) the heat index could reach the dangerous range of 106-111°.

Another HEAT ADVISORY is in place for Saturday for our Mississippi counties, Mobile, Washington, Baldwin and Escambia counties in Alabama and all of our Northwest Florida counties from noon until 7 PM. Heat index values of up to 111° are possible yet again.

Heat safety precautions will need to be practiced if you are spending extended periods of time outdoors. Make sure you drink plenty of water and take frequent breaks in the A/C or the shade.