Drier air backs off heat warning

Drier air backs off heat warning

Posted: Monday, August 4, 2008 8:38 pm
By: AP

MEMPHIS (AP) — Slightly drier air was moving into Tennessee, allowing forecasters to cancel an excessive heat warning for the Memphis area. It will still be hot and a heat advisory was in effect for Shelby and Tipton counties for today, but the earlier predicted 110-degree heat indexes were no longer in the forecast. For Obion County, temperatures for today and Tuesday are expected to reach into the upper 90s with heat indexes reaching 105 and 107, respectively. The advisory still urged people to drink plenty of fluids, stay out of the sun as much as possible and check on relatives and neighbors. High temperatures in the upper 90s were expected today and Tuesday in the Memphis area, the mid-90s in Nashville and Chattanooga and the lower 90s in Knoxville and the Tri-Cities. Air quality was also an issue, with Code Orange alerts issued for all the major metro areas and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Published in The Messenger 8.4.08

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