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Heat, humidity prompts Hazardous Weather Advisory

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  If recent weather seems unusually hot to you, even for Middle Tennessee in late July, the Weather Service says you’re not imagining things.

Nashville based Weather Service meteorologist Matt Reagan says it’s been unusually hot and sticky

“Average high this time of year for Nashville and the surrounding area is 89 (degrees). So, we’ve been hovering in the low 90s, and on the hot days even up into the mid-90s. So we have been running a few degrees above normal,” he said.

Reagan says the extended forecast isn’t offering hope of any relief. The mid-state can expect more of the same for at least the next ten days or so.

“Hot and humid.  Maybe early next, starting about next Monday, we will get some more activity as far as afternoon showers and Thunderstorms. But as far as the heat, it won’t provide a whole lot of relief,” he said.

The Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather advisory (copied below) for the next few days. Temperatures will remain in the 90s and high humidity will push the heat index into triple figures.

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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NASHVILLE TN
300 AM CDT THU JUL 21 2016

TNZ005>011-023>034-056>066-075-077>080-093>095-220800-
STEWART-MONTGOMERY-ROBERTSON-SUMNER-MACON-CLAY-PICKETT-HOUSTON-
HUMPHREYS-DICKSON-CHEATHAM-DAVIDSON-WILSON-TROUSDALE-SMITH-
JACKSON-PUTNAM-OVERTON-FENTRESS-PERRY-HICKMAN-LEWIS-WILLIAMSON-
MAURY-MARSHALL-RUTHERFORD-CANNON-DE KALB-WHITE-CUMBERLAND-BEDFORD-
COFFEE-WARREN-GRUNDY-VAN BUREN-WAYNE-LAWRENCE-GILES-
300 AM CDT THU JUL 21 2016

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF MIDDLE
TENNESSEE.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

HOT AND HUMID CONDITIONS TODAY WILL LEAD TO HEAT INDEX VALUES
REACHING 100 TO 105 DEGREES THIS AFTERNOON WEST OF THE CUMBERLAND
PLATEAU. IF YOU MUST BE OUTSIDE...TAKE MEASURES TO STAY AS COOL
AS POSSIBLE DURING THE AFTERNOON HOURS. DRINK PLENTY OF WATER AND
TAKE BREAKS FROM OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES TO PREVENT HEAT STROKE OR HEAT
EXHAUSTION.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY

CONTINUED HOT AND HUMID CONDITIONS FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY WILL
LEAD TO DANGEROUS HEAT INDEX VALUES OF 100 TO 110 DEGREES EACH
AFTERNOON WEST OF THE CUMBERLAND PLATEAU...AND HEAT ADVISORIES MAY
BE REQUIRED ESPECIALLY WEST OF INTERSTATE 65. IF YOU MUST BE
OUTSIDE...TAKE MEASURES TO STAY AS COOL AS POSSIBLE DURING THE
AFTERNOON HOURS. DRINK PLENTY OF WATER AND TAKE BREAKS FROM
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES TO PREVENT HEAT STROKE OR HEAT EXHAUSTION.