Heat, Coats and Storms

It’s starting to look like fall with autumn color popping all over the place , but it certainly doesn’t feel like fall.

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Today record highs were set in Nashville and in Crossville. More could fall by the wayside before the week is over. Today reached 86 degrees in Music City, tying the old record set in 2007. Crossville tied the record high of 79 set in 1965.

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With afternoon highs expected in the upper 80s tomorrow and Wednesday, more records could easily be set each day. Along with daily records, Nashville could set a record for the latest date for the occurrence of 90 degree heat.

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The pattern will not only be hot but it will remain dry…not a good thing.  Nashville is 3.74 inches below average for the year and the month of October has been dry. Thursday an approaching front will bring a good chance of rain and thunderstorms.  Temperatures will also fall to the 60s for highs over the weekend and some 40s for morning lows.

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With cooler air on the way, it’s a good time to remind you that the Warm Coats from Warm Hearts is in full swing.  We have partnered with Granny White Church of Christ again this year to collect coats for folks who may not have them. Our goal is 4000 new or gently used coats.  You can drop them off a Granny White Church of Christ, Ascend Federal Credit Union. Firestone Complete Auto Care or Middle Tennessee Honda Dealers.

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Another reminder for you, Surviving the Storm is happening again this Thursday.  This time the 4WARN Weather Team is traveling to Houston County High School in Erin. This is our free weather safety program.  Come join us for an interactive program with experiments, games and giveaways.

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I’ll have a weather update tonight on Channel 4 News at 10 PM.

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 5pm, 6pm and 10pm.
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