The Heat Advisory has been expanded to include counties farther south, now including Franklin, Lincoln, Lawrence, and Jefferson Davis Counties.

Expect a mix of sun and cloud with daytime highs in the low 20s. Sit back and relax.

Stay safe this weekend, both from the heat and thunderstorms.

Albany: Friday: Sunny, with a high near 85. It’s going to be warm, muggy and uncomfortable if you don’t have air conditioning, with lows only in the low 70s (but remember that it’s going to take all night to get there).

High temperatures in the lower to middle 90s, combined with high humidity levels, will results in afternoon heat indices topping out between 103 and 108 degrees, it was noted.

The predicted low for Saturday night will be in the mid-70s with a 30 percent chance of showers. We’ll watch for a few remnant boundaries to focus a few downpours, but precipitable water values are highest west of I-65. The heat index will be unsafe between the hours of 3pm to 6pm. Highs should reach the upper 80s to low 90s Friday, but Saturday and Sunday will likely be hotter. The heat index will top out at 100-105° this afternoon.

That’s what southeastern Michigan is going to be like this weekend.

Use common sense with those outdoor plans.

High pressure will dominate the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic today and tomorrow.

The ridge is expected to continue to dominate Alabama’s weather into next week.

Some of the highest temperatures of the year are in store for Alabama this weekend, and heat advisories have already been issued through Sunday for parts of the state.