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Dangerous Heat Returns Wednesday (07.19.22)

Posted at 5:16 AM, Jul 19, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-19 20:08:03-04

Heat & Humidity Return

Forecast:
Tonight: Pt. Cloudy, 20% Shower/Storm Ch. |Low: 75| Light SE
Tomorrow: Mo. Sunny, 20% Rain/Storm Ch.|High: 91| SW 5-10

In Depth:

Here we go — into another sweltering stretch of brutal heat and humidity. Temperatures will flirt with 100° for most of the next 5 days.

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This extreme heat combined with very high humidity values will take the heat index into dangerously high territory. Heat index values on Wednesday will be as high as 105° across central middle Tennessee, and as high as 110° across West Tennessee.

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As a result, the National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for much of middle Tennessee and an Excessive Heat Warning for areas in West Tennessee for most of the day Wednesday.

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Another round of heat advisories and excessive heat warnings will likely be needed this weekend as more big-time heat and humidity surge back in.

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