Summer Heat and then some this week

July and August are the two hottest months here in Middle Tennessee. Today was true to form, it reached 92 degrees.  Tomorrow will be even hotter up to 95.  A stronger south wind comes in tomorrow and that will get the mercury on the rise.  Add to that humidity and you’ve got the makings of a really hot day.  The one saving grace will be the fact that it will be a little breezy.  At least the air will be moving.  More about heat in a minute.

First I wanted to let you know that the sky is clearing tonight and you may get an even better view of the first quarter moon and the star Spica.  Spica is the brightest star in the Virgo constellation.  it’s very pretty.

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It would be great if the night sky would stay clear a few more nights because several planets come into view.  Tomorrow the Moon approaches Mars, the red planet.  By Thursday night, we should be able to see the Moon, Mars and Saturn.

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Now back to the heat…it will be dangerously hot tomorrow especially for people who have to work outside. So be sure to load up on the water and take breaks.  Best to get the run in early in the morning or later in the evening. Of course don’t forget your pets. They need shade and water if they stay outside.

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My heart breaks every time I think of children being left in hot cars.  I was just reading today, that so far 18 children in the U.S. have died this year when they were left in hot cars. I made a little Facebook Live video today about that. You can check it out by clicking here. You may have to scroll down just a little on my page.  It’s called “Heat is building…here’s your backyard update”. In minutes a car can be well over 100 degrees.


The rest of the week, from Thursday into the weekend, a better chance of rain comes back into play.


I’ll have an update on the forecast on Channel 4 News at 10pm.

Lisa Spencer

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About Lisa Spencer

Lisa Spencer is the chief meteorologist at WSMV Channel 4 Nashville. You can catch her weathercasts weekdays at 4pm, 5pm, 6pm, 6:30pm and 10pm.
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