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Last updated 7:42PM ET
April 22, 2021
Entire State Under Heat Alert
(APR - Alabama Public Radio ) - Make plans to stay cool this weekend because the intense heat blanketing the state shows no signs of letting up.

The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory Wednesday for all of Alabama.

Thermometer readings were in the upper 90's Wednesday from Huntsville to Mobile with heat index values surpassing the 100 degree mark. More of the same is expected today.

Meanwhile, the threat of heat-related illness remains high. Health experts say the most important thing for people to remember is to stay hydrated.

To combat the loss of salts and potassium through sweating, people should drink sports drinks that replenish electrolytes and eat bananas to restore potassium.

The National Weather Service says the intense heat wave is expected to remain in place though the weekend.

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