The city of Nashville and the Red Cross have opened a cooling center at the Wilson Hall Complex at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday.
Cold bottled water and snacks will be provided at the center.
Staff and volunteers with the Nashville Rescue Mission and patrol officers with the Metro Police Central Precinct are actively checking on the homeless and others who are exposed to the outside elements for long periods of time and providing assistance where needed.
Metro Parks and Recreation has made available all of its community centers and club houses for Monday and Tuesday for those seeking temporary relief from the heat.
Those in need of relief for brief periods of times may sit in the lobby of a golf club house or community center during normal business hours.
The Parks Department's cooling centers are aimed at: people who spend a lot of time working outdoors; the elderly and those who might not have adequate cooling in their homes. Metro Parks' cooling centers will operate until further notice.
Hadley, East, Hartman and Coleman Park Regional Centers are open from 6 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. Monday - Thursday; 6:00 a.m. -7:30 p.m. on Friday and 8:00 a.m. - noon on Saturday. The other 19 neighborhood centers operate from 6 a.m. - 8 p.m. on weekdays.
Temps near 100 again on Tuesday
The Channel 4 Pinpoint Weather Team said extreme heat is forecast for Tuesday, with heat indices expected in the 100s.
A heat advisory will go into effect until 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Heat indices are expected to reach 105 to 110 degrees.
The western edge of middle Tennessee will be under an excessive heat warning with heat indices reaching 110 degrees or higher.
Areas on or near the Cumberland Plateau are excluded from the advisory, with heat indices expected to be lower than 105 degrees.
To stay safe in the extreme heat, experts recommend you reschedule strenuous outdoor work to early morning or evening.
Those who must work outside are advised to take frequent breaks and drink water frequently, even when not thirsty.
Check on elderly friends and neighbors, especially those without air conditioning.
Remember never to leave pets or children alone in a vehicle, even for a few minutes.
Finally, pets need access to fresh water and shade all day long.