First Alert: Summer sizzle builds into the ArkLaTex

An upper-level ridge or an area of high pressure will continue to expand east and build over the ArkLaTex the rest of the week bringing hot and humid weather with little to no rain.

The overnight will be warm and muggy. Lows will be in the low to mid 70s. Wednesday will be hot and humid. Highs will be in the low to mid 90s. Borderline dangerous heat will be possible Wednesday afternoon. Heat indices will be near 105° between 2 and 6 p.m. This is not that unusual for this time of year. With all the heat and humidity around, a stray shower or storm will be possible in the heat of the day. Most will need their sunglasses over an umbrella, though.

We're going to wash, rinse and repeat the rest of the week and into the weekend. Highs on Thursday through Sunday will be in the mid 90s. Heat indices will be near or just above 100 degrees during the afternoon. There will be a slim chance of rain each day, but I would expect more sunshine than anything.

Our rain chances will go up early next week as a weak front will dive south into the ArkLaTex. This front could help trigger scattered showers and storms. With more rain and clouds throughout the area, it's probably not going to be as hot. Highs on Monday and Tuesday will only be in the upper 80s to near 90 degrees.

Have a great night and make sure to beat the heat the rest of the week.

First Alert Meteorologist James Parish

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