Nashville To Break Weather Record: 40 Days Never Cooler Than 70 Degrees

Posted at 10:38 PM, Aug 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-12 23:53:49-04

There’s no doubt there have been some pretty hot days this summer, but a new weather record shows that it's not cooling down at night either.

The National Weather Service says we will tie a 61 year-old record overnight into Saturday, with 40 straight days (that's 960 non-stop hours) where the temperature hasn't dropped below 70 degrees.

Nashville Electric Service says that could mean increased electric bills, reflected in this and next months bills.

“It’s been rough, it's been rough, very uncomfortable, but you learn to deal with it,” said Calvin Fisher, who was cooling off by the fountains at Bicentennial Mall State Park.

It’s likely Nashville will not only break that old record: the city will shatter it, with temperatures not expected to drop below 70 degrees for the next several days.