Nashville hits all-time record high with 109 degrees
ASSOCIATED PRESS June 29, 2012 4:40PM
Updated: June 29, 2012 4:40PM
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville has set an all-time record with a high temperature of 109.
The National Weather Service said the mark reached at 3:14 p.m. Friday broke the old record of 107 on July 27-28, 1952.
More record-breaking daily temperatures are expected across Tennessee through the weekend and into Independence Day as torrid heat maintains its grip on the state.
The NWS posted a heat advisory Friday for all of Tennessee except the Cumberland Plateau, warning of dangerously hot conditions and urging caution when people are outside. The advisory continued into Sunday evening.
It also is extremely dry across the state. The Tennessee State Parks on Friday issued a temporary ban on backcountry campfires in all state parks. It joined several other burning bans in various parts of the state.