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Heat advisory issued as temperatures soar; heat index as high as 106 expected in SE Alabama


BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — Parts of central and south Alabama will be under a heat advisory as temperatures climb into the upper 90s in southern parts of the state, with heat index values soaring to more than 100 degrees in some spots.

Forecasters say the advisory is scheduled to be in place from noon to 7 p.m. Wednesday in an area of southeast Alabama. It includes the cities of Tuskegee, Troy, Phenix City and Eufaula.

The National Weather Service is projecting high temperatures in the upper 90s in parts of southeast Alabama.

The weather service says the hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to produce heat index values ranging from 100 degrees in Birmingham to around 106 in the southeast Alabama city of Eufaula.

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