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Excessive Heat Warning and Heat Advisory for parts of Kentucky and Middle Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) - Temperatures across the region are approaching dangerous levels again Thursday. Temps will soar to the middle 90s with a heat index of 100 - 110 degrees.  

The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for the Kentucky counties of Todd, Trigg, Christian and Muhlenberg until 8 p.m. 

A Heat Advisory remains in effect for much of Middle Tennessee until sunset.  

Check the latest weather advisories at wkrn.com/alerts

Nashville's high of 99 degrees Wednesday was the warmest day since August 2, 2012. The last time Nashville hit 100 degrees was July 8, 2012.  

POLL: What temperature is more tolerable in Middle Tennessee?

The National Weather Service reports the combination of heat and humidity could lead to an increased risk of heat-related stress and illness. The very young, the elderly, those without air conditioning and people participating in strenuous outdoor activities will be the most susceptible. Also, car interiors can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes.

Several pop-up showers, even a storm is possible Thursday afternoon for several locations while most areas should remain dry.  Any showers that pop up will fade around sunset as temperatures roll down to the 70s.

Rain unleashes all across middle Tennessee and southern Kentucky Friday as a front drops in. Expect periods of moderate to heavy rain at times. 

Once the front drops south, Saturday and Sunday look much better with lower humidity and temperatures in the 80s. A shower is possible closer to the Alabama border.

Keep an eye on the radar at wkrn.com/radarGet the latest forecast at wkrn.com/forecast.


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