Brutal heat’s the main story for the 4th of July. Then, this weekend, we’ll have some welcomed relief with lows in the 60s and highs generally in the 80s.
Here’s a snapshot of what to expect on Independence Day.
A Heat Advisory has been posted for Wednesday for southern Kentucky.
Middle Tennessee will be very close to Heat Advisory criteria. SO in all areas you’ll want to take excessive heat precautions. Don’t overdo your time in the sun. Reapply sunscreen through the day. Make sure you do the same for your kids. Also ensure everyone in your group drinks enough water.
The building heat will be brought to the Mid State by a core of high pressure over the Mid Atlantic, sliding westward.
Highs on Wednesday will be in the 90s.
The heat index during the mid afternoon will be in the lower 100s!
FUTURECAST shows how very little rain will form. The most likely area to get rain will be south and southwest of Nashville.
Thursday will be similar, with highs in the mid 90s in Nashville. Then, expect a round of rain and thunderstorms on Friday as our next cold front pushes through. That front will drop the humidity a smidge this weekend. It’ll also trim a few degrees off our temperatures.
We hope you’re able to watch Daphne DeLoren on News4 Today as we kick off the 4th. She’ll update you on the heat. She’ll also show where spots of fog have formed that you’ll need to watch out for.