NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A heat wave has relented slightly in Tennessee and some areas even received a little much needed rain.
Afternoon highs Monday were mostly in the 90s, as much as 10 degrees cooler than the past few days. Nashville reached a high of 97 until a late afternoon shower dropped it to 83.
Chattanooga and Memphis were both at 96 in the late afternoon, and Knoxville was 93.
There were scattered light showers in Nashville and Middle Tennessee. Towns getting rain included Ashland City, Joelton, Dickson, Columbia, Hohenwald, Centerville, Portland and Celina. The heaviest rain appeared to be west of Nashville in Cheatham and Dickson counties.
Temperatures are expected in the 90s in much of the state for the next few days with a slight chance of rain.
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