Clarksville tied its all time record high for June yesterday by reaching a high of 109, tying the mark set on June 18th, 1944. A heat advisory remains in effect through the day today. Also an code orange air quality alert has been issued for Montgomery county and the rest of middle Tennessee today.
The heat continues for the Clarksville area today as the high pressure ridge remains centered over the mid-South. High temperatures today will once again be near record highs as today’s high temperature is expected to be in the upper hundreds once again. This ridge will start to break down during the beginning of the upcoming workweek allowing more moisture to enter the Clarksville area. This will allow more clouds to develop and the risk for showers and thunderstorms to develop. The additional moisture will also allow for temperatures to cool out of the hundreds and into the middle to upper nineties for the beginning of the week.
For those that have to be in the heat today, take plenty of breaks in an air conditioned environment. If this is not available, drink plenty of water and take breaks in the shade. Heat exhaustion can occur quickly in this heat and all precautions need to be taken. For the latest on the heat, check out your local news provider or the National Weather Service at http://www.weather.gov.
Here is the Clarksville area forecast:
Saturday: Sunny and hot. High: 107
Saturday night: Partly cloudy. Low: 73
Sunday: A mix of sun and clouds. Hot. High: 102
Sunday night: Partly cloudy with a slight risk for a shower or thunderstorm. Chance of precipitation 20%. Low: 74
Monday: Mostly sunny. A slight risk for an evening shower or thunderstorm. Chance of precipitation 20%. High: Upper 90s Low: Middle 70s
Tuesday: Partly cloudy with a slight risk for an evening shower or thunderstorm. Chance of precipitation 20%. High: Middle 90s Low: Lower 70s