Dangerous heat across Middle Tennessee ahead of strong storms Tuesday


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) —With temperatures expected to soar into the mid-90s and dew points in the 70s to start the workweek, the Heat Index or “Feels Like” temperature will run 100°-104° on Monday with 105° west of the Tennessee River where a Heat Advisory and Excessive Heat Watch are in effect.

Why no Heat Advisory for Nashville and the rest of Middle Tennessee?

The threshold for a Heat Advisory is 105°, and those areas should slightly below that.

NEVERTHELESS, dangerous heat will prevail in all of Middle Tennessee, and with possible 105° or higher Heat Index values on Tuesday anywhere in the mid-state (except the Plateau), a Heat Advisory may well be extended farther east to include Nashville and the rest of the mid-state and south Kentucky by then.

This heat can be dangerous and it’s important to take precautions. During the hottest part of the day, it’s recommended that you limit outdoor activities, drink plenty of water, wear light clothing, and never leave pets, children, or the elderly alone inside parked vehicles.

On Tuesday a cold front will bring strong storms during the afternoon and evening that will feed off of the heat and humidity.

Right now the main threat from these storms is damaging gusty wind, heavy downpours, and frequent lightning. A Slight Risk (category 2 out of 5) for severe weather is in effect for most of Middle Tennessee and parts of southern Kentucky, highlighted in yellow. Northwest Middle Tennessee and western Kentucky is under a Marginal Risk (category 1 out of 5) for severe weather.

There’s now a heat advisory for 11am-7pm tomorrow for most of the counties in Middle TN including Davidson!

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