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Oppressive heat and rip currents this weekend

Heat Indices will reach between 108-112°F west of the Alabama River. Elsewhere, 100-107°F.

This will be the hottest weekend of the year - Northwest Florida is trading the higher rain chances for higher heat this weekend.

Heat indices will be between 105°-112° through the weekend so make sure you are using your hot weather precautions. Drink plenty of water, wear light clothing or just stay indoors as much as possible. * Also, don't forget to triple check those backseats.

The NWS of Mobile says, "A heat advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and check up on relatives and neighbors."

Caution beach goers and mariners - When it is hot you naturally want to cool down, perhaps in the Gulf of Mexico? Think twice and know your swimming ability. There is a moderate rip current risk in effect through the weekend. Seas will always be building from 1-2 feet on Friday to 3-5 feet by Sunday.

High pressure over the Gulf and a weak frontal boundary dropping south will cause a strong pressure gradient and that means stronger winds.


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