Heat Advisory issued; heat index of 105-110 expected


UPDATE: Tornadoes are possible during the overnight hours for portions of West and Middle Tennessee.

The National Weather Service in Nashville has issued a Heat Advisory, which is in effect from 2 PM Friday to 7 PM CDT Saturday, for the following counties (deep pink shaded area):

  • Stewart
  • Montgomery
  • Houston
  • Humphreys
  • Dickson
  • Perry
  • Hickman
  • Lewis
  • Wayne
  • Lawrence

This includes the cities of Dover, Clarksville, Erin, Waverly, New Johnsonville, McEwen, Dickson, Linden, Lobelville, Centerville, Hohenwald, Clifton, Waynesboro, and Lawrenceburg.

Afternoon heat index values Between 105 and 110 degrees during the afternoon hours on Friday and Saturday.

The combination of heat and humidity will lead to an increased risk of heat-related stress and illness. The very
young, the elderly, those without air conditioning, and those participating in strenuous outdoor activities will be the most susceptible. Also, car interiors can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes.

A Heat Advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible. Drink plenty of fluids…stay in an air-conditioned room…stay out of the sun…and check up on relatives and neighbors.



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Christine Anne Piesyk has been a journalist for more than 50 years. Her credits include positions as Editor in Chief, Managing Editor, Staff Writer specializing in education, leisure living, food and arts and entertainment. She was co-producer, writer and on air persona for the Entertainment Review for 25 years. Now "retired," she finds herself working on online websites and as a book editor. In her other life, she is a costume designer in her daughter's company, Gemini Dream Designs.

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