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Last updated 5:24PM ET
March 8, 2021
Record-Breaking Heat Continues
(APR - Alabama Public Radio ) - The week long heat wave continues to assault Alabama record books as the unrelenting triple-digit misery broke another old record in Montgomery Monday with an eighth straight day over 100 degrees.

The National Weather Service reports the temperature in Alabama's capital city was 101 degrees, breaking the record seven-day streaks of 1990, 1954 and 1881.

Tuscaloosa and Birmingham also broke records Monday, with the temperature going over 100 for a seventh straight day. According to the weather service, it was 101 in Tuscaloosa and 100 in Birmingham at 2 p.m.

A high pressure area over Alabama is to blame for the heat wave, but a tropical disturbance formed off the coast of Africa today that could bring some welcome relief.

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