Crowds flock to downtown Nashville despite heat - WKRN News 2

Crowds flock to downtown Nashville despite heat

Posted: Updated: Aug 23, 2014 07:18 PM
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -

Downtown Nashville was packed Friday, despite the scorching temperatures.

The hot weather translated into big business for Mike's Ice Cream downtown. The heat gave people a reason to indulge.

“Because it's cold and it's yummy and if I don't eat it fast, it's going to be melted,” explained Gloria Malamud.

“It makes it more bearable because I know I am having something cool and cold,” said Susan Fischgund.

The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory through Sunday.

“If you are outside, jogging or doing any kind of strenuous activity, like just playing a sport, or just walking around, it can really take a toll on you and you can get dehydrated, very, very easily if you do not drink a lot of preferably water,” said News 2 meteorologist Jeff Morrow.

The hot and humid conditions raise the risk of heat related illness such as heat exhaustion or heat stroke.

Anyone who spends time outside this weekend should take extra precautions.

When possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Also, know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

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