Heat, air quality advisories posted across Tennessee

Heat, air quality advisories posted across Tennessee

Posted: Monday, July 21, 2008 11:04 pm
By: AP

NASHVILLE (AP) — Fore-casters said summer heat and humidity have reached cautionary levels in western and some south-central Tennessee counties. The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for all of West Tennessee and the Middle Tennessee counties of Moore, Lincoln and Franklin, near the Alabama border. Forecasters said temperatures would increase into the upper 90s to near 100 degrees this afternoon, producing heat indexes of around 105 degrees. The Weather Service advised people to stay out of the sun, drink plenty of fluids and try to stay in air-conditioned buildings. Eastern metro areas of Chattanooga, Knoxville and the Tri-Cities were under a Code Orange air quality alert today because of a concentration of ozone in the air. The affected area ran along the Tennessee River Valley and included the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Published in The Messenger 7.21.08

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