NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The combination of heat and humidity will make for dangerous conditions for those who have to work or play outside if precautions are not taken.
On Tuesday and Wednesday a Heat Advisory will go into effect for all of Middle TN and South KY from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Heat index values will be between 105° and 110°.
An excessive heat warning is in place for Southern Kentucky from 11am until 8pm. Temperatures could feel like 112°.
Temperatures are forecast to reach the upper 90s, with Heat Index Values running from 105-110°.
This is a dangerous combination of heat and humidity, and if you are working or playing outside, you should take breaks often in the shade or air conditioning, drink plenty of water, and wear light-colored clothing.
Please remember to never leave children or pets in your car, and check on the elderly.
We will be flirting with record highs again on Tuesday. The record for Tuesday is 96° (1990).
A front should move through on Friday and drop the temperatures and humidity somewhat for next weekend.
By the way, it is possible that we could reach 100° one day this week.
If you are curious, the last time we reached 100° was in July of 2012. That is the same year Nashville reached its all-time record high of 109° on June 29th. Nashville had 9 days of 100° or above temperatures that year.