As promised here is a little more detail about what is happening with the heat. For the next few days La Vergne will be stuck under a high pressure ridge that has been deflecting most chance of rainfall away up to the Great Lakes.
As a result temperatures will soar over the next few days. Here is the temperature forecast for 4pm tomorrow.
As you can see we are looking at triple digit temps for tomorrow and it will stick with us for the next few days. As if that wasn’t bad enough we are very behind on rainfall.
With these dry conditions wildfire becomes an issue. The city of La Vergne has a burn ban in place until further notice. The reason behind this is no one wants to see a brush fire started by someone burning a campfire or burning trash (which you shouldn’t do anyway) get out of control and burn down your house or your neighbors. In dry conditions like this fires are easily started and spread very quickly. Fireworks are not banned but to be honest, given the dry conditions I wouldn’t. If you decide to do so here are some tips to help make it a little safer for your family.
So lets talk about the heat. There are several ways you can beat the heat.
- Go to the La Vergne Library! It’s a great time to enjoy all the library has to offer in its Air Conditioned bliss! Library hours are: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 9am to 8pm, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 9am to 5pm, Sunday, closed
- If you are in the older crowd, set up that poker game or craft time at the La Vergne Senior Center! They are open Monday thru Friday 9am till 3pm
Here are a few safety tips for dealing with the hot weather. Remember heat is the #1 killer of all-weather types in the US. We are a community so please remember to keep an eye on each other (especially the elderly) and lend a hand where you can.
One last thing I want to hit on with the heat. Remember all of your family. Pets need special care in the heat. Here are a few tips to help Fido and Fluffy deal with the coming heat.
Be very careful La Vergne, I will be back with forecasts and other information tomorrow morning.