NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — A weak front that slid across the Mid-South on Thursday is slightly lowering the humidity in Middle TN and in southern KY dropping dew points from the stifling mid to upper 70s to low to mid-60s. This may allow most areas to escape a Heat Advisory on Friday, DESPITE the fact that we are forecasting a high of 98 degrees. The threshold for a Heat Advisory is a heat index of 105.
For our far west counties of Tennessee & Kentucky, a Heat Advisory is in effect starting Saturday at 11 AM lasting until 8 PM Sunday. This currently includes: Benton, Carroll, Decatur, & Henry counties in Tennessee, and Christian, Muhlenberg, Todd, & Trigg counties in Kentucky. More counties are expected to be placed under heat alerts this weekend.
The upper heat high builds into the region, bringing hotter and more humid weather back to the area. This is expected to park itself through Monday, pushing high temperatures almost 10 degrees above normal.
Forecasted highs are expected to be in the upper 90s and even hit 100 degrees for Saturday.
Record high temperatures could be broken this weekend. Stay hydrated and take breaks in the AC.
Here are projected Feels Like Temperatures (the Heat Index) for the weekend.
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