First Alert Weather Day: More extreme heat and strong storms

Meteorologist Melanie Layden has the latest on this week's forecast.
Published: Jul. 1, 2023 at 6:27 AM CDT
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) - A First Alert Weather Day is in effect again today for extremely hot weather and more strong storms that could develop later today.

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Dangerous heat is in store for all of Middle Tennessee through this holiday weekend as heat index values soar to 105º to 115º each afternoon. A Heat Advisory and an Excessive Heat Warning are in effect though 8:00 P.M. tonight. Stay hydrated, stay indoors with A/C if possible or seek frequent shade if you are outdoors. Wear light-weight, loose-fitting, and light-colored clothing. NEVER leave children and pets in the car, even for just a few minutes. Make sure you know the symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke and be ready to seek medical attention if needed.

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On top of the heat, strong-to-severe thunderstorms will be possible today and Sunday. Main hazards will be damaging straight-line winds, hail, and heavy rain. Stay weather-aware this weekend, especially if you have outdoor plans.

We will get a little relief from the heat as we head into next week. Monday is looking drier and a little cooler with a high of 90º.

More unsettled weather will move in on Tuesday, the 4th of July, and stick around through the end of the week. Each day will feature a chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms with highs a bit cooler in the upper 80s. Lows will be in the low 70s.