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Water is continuously poured on logs at Littrell Lumber Mill in Decatur on Monday to keep them fresh in the intense heat. With temperatures in the Decatur area expected to reach the high 90s today and a heat index peaking at up to 110 degrees, the National Weather Service in Huntsville has issued an excessive heat warning set to expire at 6 p.m. More on the heat wave baking the South, A5. [JERONIMO NISA/DECATUR DAILY]

Temperatures for the Valley will be abnormally high the next two days reaching into the high 90s, according to the National Weather Service.

NWS Meteorologist Katie Magee said a heat advisory has been issued for today and Tuesday with heat index values peaking between 105 and 110 degrees.

“Tuesday afternoon and evening we have a rain chance that could cool things off,” Magee said. “And Thursday night’s low could dip into the mid-60s.”

She said the area could see a 50% chance of rain Tuesday night.

“The weekend weather appears to be highs in the mid-90s and a low chance of rain,” Magee said.

She added to stay indoors, stay hydrated and when driving, check in the backseat for children and pets.

mike.wetzel@decaturdaily.com or 256-340-2442. Twitter @DD_Wetzel.

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