With Mother Nature cranking up the outdoor thermostat this week, here are some ways to beat the heat:
High's today will be in the mid 90's with feel like temperatures in the upper 90's and lower 100's. Heat related illnesses can strike fast, so keep the following information on-hand.
Thursday afternoon heat indices will be extremely hot, especially for western Tennessee. High dew points ahead of a front will contribute to feel-like temps as high as 110 in the upper NW quadrant. Here at home, anticipate heat indices between 100 and 108. Slightly cooler conditions will be in place for the higher elevations, but not by much. I still think the NWS might put a heat advisory into effect, but time will tell.
As a front from the north and west slides east, increasing moisture will contribute to afternoon pop up showers & storms. Friday and Saturday will be the best days for rainfall, but even then, not everyone will get wet. Severe potential Friday is low but gusty winds, lighting, and small hail are something to be cautious of. We'll keep you updated, but for now, your heat safety is the number one threat today and tomorrow.
According to the EPA, an average of 1,300 deaths occur every year due to extreme heat. Make sure to take all the precautions in the book if you work or plan to be outside for long periods of time. In our daily forecast below, we highlight some easy and affective ways to combat the heat. Thanks for checking in with us today and I hope you have a good Hump Day.
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