It’s been a hot summer in Nashville. Not record-setting hot, but above average, and the area did tie an unusual record as of Thursday night.
It has now been 41 days since nighttime temperatures dipped below 70 degrees. It's a streak that started July 3.
According to the National Weather Service, that record was originally set in 1955 — coincidentally, with a streak that also started on July 3.
"There was also 41 days back in 1872 that began on June 24. However, the morning lows were taken around 3:30 a.m. and didn't necessarily represent a true low temp, in my opinion," forecaster Bobby Boyd writes.
The 41-day record will almost certainly be extended this weekend. Overnight forecasts keep temperatures in the 70s for the next week, and long range forecasts say the summer will continue to be warmer than usual.