Very intense heat continues across the area. We will be tracking this through Saturday before a cold front brings in some lower humidity. Also, storm chances increase through the end of the week.
An Excessive Heat Warning is in effect for most areas in Middle Tennessee & Southern Kentucky through Friday. Feels like temps will range from 110-113 in these areas.
A Heat Advisory is in effect for almost everyone else through Friday night at midnight. Dangerous heat index values as high as 105-110 will prevail in the afternoon.
If you are working or playing outdoors, please take plenty of breaks in the shade or air conditioning and drink plenty of water. Check on the elderly often, and protect children and pets.
A few strong storms are possible through Saturday. We’ll see hit-or-miss thunderstorms in the afternoons and evenings through the remainder of the week. Where storms do form, a few could be strong. The primary threat is lightning and heavy rain, but a severe storm capable of wind gusts or hail is possible.
The Storm Prediction Center has portions of Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky under a slight risk (2/5) Wednesday in an area roughly from I-24 eastward. On Thursday, this slight risk expands for nearly all of the Mid-State.
A frontal system is expected to bring more storms by Saturday with a possible slight relief from the severe heat and humidity on Sunday with highs in the low 90s.