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Jack Gassaway takes a break from the sun during his soccer game Saturday. Experts warn athletes to exercise extreme caution when playing outside when the heat index approaches 100. The index has hovered around 100 for the past few days in Middle Tennessee. Athletes should take regular breaks and make sure to drink plenty of water.
With heat index hitting triple digits, posing a potentially life-threatening situation, everyone is advised to limit their exposure to the heat and to take precautions if you are outside. Heat indexes were running anywhere between 97 and 103 over the past weekend and early week as the average high temperatures reached the low nineties throughout Middle Tennessee. Heat index is a measure indicating the level of discomfort the average person is thought to experience as a result of the combined effects of the temperature and humidity of the air.