Temperatures will push close to 100° today across the Cookeville, TN area. Back the west near Nashville, they'll easily exceed the 100° mark. A Heat Advisory has been issued for every county west of the plateau. We hit 98° on Wednesday, July 4th.
The good news is we'll continue to keep a chance of thunderstorms in our picture for much of the next 7 days of the forecast. Also, we see a cooling trend starting next week!
At just before 7 am, we're already near 80° in Cookeville.
I would encourage those of you who plan to be outdoors to use caution throughout the day as the heat will be oppressive. Don't become a victim. Drink plenty of water, take frequent breaks, wear light-colored clothing, and stay away from drinks with caffeine or alcohol.
Cookeville's Daily Almanac
July 5, 2012
Yesterday's high: 98.2°
This morning's low: 70.9°
Records: 97° in 1930 and 50° in 1970
Last year: 87/67
0.00 at my station
July total: 0.00
2012 total: 21.94" - (about 10" behind for 2012)
2.40" of rain fell on this date in 1967
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