A heat advisory issued by the National Weather Service remains in effect now through Thursday, June 16th at 7PM for Rutherford County. Heat index values are expected to reach up to 110-degrees on both Wednesday and Thursday with the actual temperature ranging between 99 and 100 degrees (Fahrenheit). A slight breeze from the Southwest is possible at speeds of 4 to 6 MPH.
Thursday – Friday: A 10% chance of rain and thunderstorms on Thursday night could cool things down slightly for Friday with the mercury climbing to 97-degrees this Friday (06/17/22). There is also a 20% chance of rain forecasted for Friday afternoon and 9 MPH winds coming from the Northwest. Prior to the rain, Friday should be mostly sunny.
Saturday: On Saturday, you can expect to see clear skies all day long with temperatures in the 90’s and a 10 to 12MPH breeze coming from the Northeast. Of course, those temperatures could reach much higher levels if the 10% chance of rain on Thursday afternoon and Thursday night don’t happen, followed by the 20% chance of rain forecasted for Friday afternoon and Friday night.
Sunday: For Sunday, the high is expected to reach 92-degrees under sunny skies with only a 2% chance pf precipitation. A light eastwardly wind is possible with wind speeds up to 7 MPH.
WGNS will keep you up-to-date on the weather. Scroll down to see the advisory issued by the National Weather Service that focuses on Rutherford County and most of Middle Tennessee.
From the National Weather Service: HEAT ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT THURSDAY with Afternoon Heat Index values of 105 to 110-Degrees (Fahrenheit) and humid overnight temperatures in the mid to upper 70s.
The advisory impacts not only Rutherford and Davidson Counties, but also most of Middle Tennessee. The continuously hot and humid conditions over the next 24 to 48 hours could cause heat illnesses due to overexposure. Some of the precautions that should be taken include drinking plenty of fluids, staying in an air-conditioned room, staying out of the sun, and checking up on relatives and neighbors. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances.
It is also important to take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible, reschedule strenuous activities to the early morning or evening hours. You should also know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
To further avoid heat stroke, residents and visitors to the Middle Tennessee area should wear lightweight and loose-fitting clothing when possible. To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air-conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location because heat stroke is an emergency! Call 9-1-1.