FOX 17 News is in a Code Red Weather Alert for incoming aggressive heat in Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky.
If the past few days have felt intense, take comfort in knowing that today could feel a few degrees cooler than yesterday.
This evening we should see a few more clouds than the previous days as well as a better chance to see pop up storms in our south-central counties.
A Heat Advisory will go into effect for most of Middle Tennessee from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
It is imperative that you stay hydrated and seek shade as often as possible if being outdoors is unavoidable. Feeling thirsty is a sign that you are already dehydrated. Watch for signs of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
Pets will need to be taken outside, but asphalt temperatures will be dangerous for their paw pads. Keep pets limited to the grass or have a way to cover their paws the next few days.
A cold front will move in on Friday. Storms are expected to develop ahead of the front.
The risk for severe weather on Friday is marginal. Severe storms are possible but unlikely.
The cold front will, most importantly, bring relief from extreme heat by the end of the weekend.