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Another day of triple-digit temperatures are in the forecast Monday for much of Middle Tennessee. The 4WARN Weather Team is forecasting a high in Nashville of 100 degrees.
Not much relief is in sight as temperatures will continue to hover in the high 90s for the next several days with only a 20 percent chance of rain.
Nashville has set new temperature records for four consecutive days (Thursday, 105; Friday, 109; Saturday, 107; Sunday, 105).
Sunday afternoon at 2:37 p.m. the temperature at Nashville International Airport reached 105 degrees, breaking the record of 101 degrees set on that date in 1954.
Saturday afternoon at 2:38 p.m. the temperature at Nashville International reached 107 degrees, breaking the record of 106 degrees, set for that date in 1952.
Nashville broke its all-time record high temperature 3:14 p.m. Friday when the thermometer reached 109 degrees. The temperature broke the previous record of 107 set in July 1952. (The previous June high temperature mark was 106 set in 1952.)
The city also hit a record high of 105 degrees for June 28 on Thursday as a five-day long stretch of extremely hot temperatures began. The 105 broke the previous record for that date, which was 104 in 1952.
The predicted high temperature for Monday is 101. If we reach that, we'll tie the record for that date set in 1926.
"So far, humidity levels have been very low, making the intense heat more tolerable, but that will change as humidity gradually increases during the next several days," says 4Warn Meteorologist Nancy Van Camp.
The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for Middle Tennessee west of the Cumberland Plateau, including Nashville, through 7 p.m. Sunday.
The last significant stretch of 100-plus high temperatures was in August 2007. In that month, Nashville topped 100 on 15 separate occasions.
Nashville has had only 0.26 inches of rain in June. The driest June in recorded Nashville history was 0.21 inches in 1936.
Fire officials and police in Nashville said they have a zero-tolerance policy regarding the use of illegal fireworks in Davidson County.
Channel 4 News Working 4 You with Heat Wave Help
Together with Sprintz Furniture, WSMV-TV is Working 4 You to provide air conditioners to residents in need.
Viewers are asked to donate new air conditioners in their original packaging. They can be dropped off at either Sprintz locations on White Bridge Road or Mallory Lane in Cool Springs.
The air conditioners will then be delivered to the Metro Action Commission.
Residents who need an air conditioner are encouraged to call MAC at 862-8860.
During Channel 4's 2007 Heat Wave Help campaign, WSMV-TV collected nearly 300 air conditioners and more than $20,000 for the needy.
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