Soaring temperatures are prompting warnings about extreme heat in parts of Alabama.
Highs in the upper 90s will combine with humidity to make it feel like it's nearly 110 degrees in some areas.
Forecasters say it will be even worse over the weekend as temperatures climb higher and rain chances remain low.
The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory that reaches from north of Birmingham southward in to southeastern corner of the state.
Forecasters say the advisory extends from Friday morning through Sunday night.
The weather service says the high temperatures are linked to an upper level high pressure system that covers much of the Southeast and is getting stronger.