After a Sweltering Summer - a Warm, Dry Fall Predicted

Sep 24, 2012

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP/WMOT)  --  Autumn's arrival Saturday closes the door on one of the hottest, driest summers ever recorded in Tennessee.

Tennesseans got a break from the sweltering heat in the latter part of July and all of August, but June was both very hot and extremely dry.

Nashville set an all-time heat record on June 29 when the temperature reached 109 degrees.

Meteorologist Sam Herron of the Weather Service office in Nashville says he’s expecting fall temperatures slightly above normal, and as for rain…

“Precipitation is expected to be around normal for the area. Usually fall is our dry time of the year and so generally we can expect dry conditions.”

In spite of the forecast for a dry fall, Herron says the mid-state will see the occasional brief, heavy downpour as strong cold fronts pass through the area.