People started keeping official weather records in Knoxville in 1871.
In the 141 years since, it has never been as hot here as it was on Saturday afternoon.
Knoxville set an all-time record high of 105 degrees.
That broke the old record of 104 degrees, originally set on July 12, 1930.
Sunday's forecast high in Knoxville of 101 would also break a daily record.
Oak Ridge also reached 105 degrees Saturday, which ties an all-time high set on July 28, 1952.
Chattanooga set a new all-time record high of 107 degrees Saturday. The Tri-Cities achieved a similar milestone, hitting 103 degrees for the first time ever.
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Noteworthy numbers from Friday:
Knoxville's high was 102, which tied the all-time record high for June.
Oak Ridge's high was 104, the hottest recorded temperature ever in June.
Crossville's high was 102, the hottest temperature ever recorded in the city.
Chattanooga set an all-time record high of 106 and Nashville set an all-time record high of 109.
Heat safety tips:
- Wear loose, light-colored clothing
- Drink lots of fluids (water/sports
- Spend more time in the shade and air conditioning
- Wear a hat
and sunscreen if you have to be outside, and take frequent breaks
- Remember to check on the elderly and make sure they are cool and
hydrated, as well as your pets