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High heat continues in Tennessee Valley

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CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) - Two new record high temperatures were set this week in Chattanooga amid the recent heat wave.

Tuesday's high of 100 broke the old record of 99 from 1987, and Wednesday's 101 degree high broke the long-standing record of 100 from 1957.

Despite some showers in the pre-dawn hours of Thursday morning, hot and humid conditions will persist through the weekend.

No more records are expected to be broken, but high most afternoons will top out in the mid-upper 90s with high humidity. This will force heat index reading to possibly top 105.

A Heat Advisory is in effect Thursday until 8pm EDT.

Saturday brings us the next best chance of scattered showers and storms with temperatures possibly only reaching the mid 90s.

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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