CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) - Usually the month of August brings a halt to the increasing temperatures and actually sees them reverse and cool down a bit by the end of the month. 

The average high for August 1st is 90.  The average high for August 31st is 86 (we'll take what we can get, right?) 

This August, temps are expected to stay about 5 degrees warmer than normal on average, so don't expect too much of a cool down. We will be close to record highs the next couple days. 

                                Predicted High     Record High*

Tuesday                      97                      99 (1987)
Wednesday                99                     100 (1957)

*Based on records from the Chattanooga Airport

We will also not see any significant rainfall until late-week when we may be graced by a few showers and t-storms.

Please stay safe! Here are some tips:

- Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside.
- When possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening.
- Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when possible and drink plenty of water.
- Check up on relatives and neighbors.
- Absolutely do not leave children or pets unattended in vehicles! 
- To reduce risk during outdoor work the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments.
- Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location.
- Heat stroke is an emergency...CALL 911.

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