Drying off and heating up in the days ahead

Drying off and heating up in the days ahead
We are tracking the hottest air of the summer so far for the ArkLaTex. (Source: KSLA News 12)

Happy Wednesday ArkLaTex. As we continue through the afternoon, isolated heavy downpours and thunderstorms will be possible, but not everyone will see anything. I’d keep an umbrella nearby just in case! As we lose daytime heating, activity will diminish and we’ll head into a hot and dry pattern.

Thursday: Finally a dry day here in the ArkLaTex! More sunshine is also expected. Temperatures in the morning are back in the 70s, but it’ll warm up significantly during the afternoon with highs back in the mid 90s. Add in the humidity and the heat index values could be in the upper 90s to 100s. A reason for the heating trend will be because of a big ridge of high pressure moving into the ArkLaTex. It’ll lead to drier and sunnier days, but really hot and humid typical summer weather here in the ArkLaTex.

Friday through Sunday, rain chances are slim to none with highs climbing higher and reaching the upper 90s for the weekend. Take a dip in the pool but remember the sunscreen. As of right now, it’s a little early to determine if there will be heat advisories for the weekend, however, going off of model trends, it may be needed for the weekend heading into Monday.

We'll keep you updated as we get closer to the weekend. Until then, have a wonderful day stay dry!

First Alert Meteorologist Jessica Moore

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