Today is the Fourth of July, which means lots of BBQ and family fun! The timing of dangerous could be better for outdoor plans. I think today will be the hottest day so far in 2018. We hit 96 on June 16th and June 17th.. which is the same number I’m forecasting in Nashville today.
It is only 8:07 AM and temperatures have already broken the lower 80s in several spots.
Highs will scorch into the upper 90s in Nashville, close to ten degrees above average according to early July standards.
The key player in what it will feel like.. is the dew point. Low to upper 70s of a dew point temperature is extremely high!
It will make it feel SOUPY outside and make actual air temperatures in the mid/upper 90s FEEL more like the triple digits.
A HEAT ADVISORY has been extended further south to include most of the Mid State until 8 PM this evening.
I would save pool plans for the morning or evening. If you must head out in the afternoon, you know the drill! Layer up on sunscreen, drink plenty of water, take AC breaks, dress in light/loose clothing…
An approaching cold front will bring some relief from the heat and humidity late weekend into the weekend. Clouds and showers arrive by Friday morning and highs will drop back to average in the upper 80s both Friday and on Saturday. Nice! Hang tight!
I’ll have an update coming up on News 4 at noon today.. hope you join me!