The National Weather Service’s Climate Prediction Center is predicting unusually high temperatures for Birmingham as well as many other areas across the U.S.
The high heat is being caused by an upper-level ridge, a meteorological feature that allows temperatures to build up underneath it. The upper-level ridge causing this heat wave spans the entire area from Yellowstone National Park to the Gulf of Mexico.
With increasing temperatures comes a greater risk of falling prey to heat-related injuries. The Alabama Department of Public Health offers some safety tips to help you stay safe in high summertime temperatures.
The personal injury lawyers of Yearout & Traylor, P.C., urge everyone to stay conscious of the dangers of heat-related illnesses.