Today is Thursday, July 20, 2017

Weather still hot, rain iffy

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A home in the Lascassas community was struck by lightning but did not catch fire. And lines were reported down in various locations in Rutherford County as well. No injuries were reported. 

A Heat Advisory remains in effect for the area until 7 tonight. A high pressure system will remain over the area bringing hot and muggy conditions. The heat along with higher humidity will cause the heat index to rise to 100 to 105 degrees during the afternoon.

Be careful if you must be outside for any length of time. Wear lightweight and loose fitting clothes if possible and drink plenty of water.

Check on children, the elderly and pets. Heat cramps and heat stroke are possible when exposed for a prolonged period to the heat.

The hot weather will continue through the weekend, but rain chances increase. The high Saturday will be 95 with a heat index of 101 and a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. The low Saturday night should be about 77 with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.

There is a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms on Sunday with a high near 92. Sunday night’s low will be about 75 with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.

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