Dangerous heat through the weekend

Published: Aug. 4, 2023 at 10:24 AM CDT|Updated: Aug. 4, 2023 at 9:49 PM CDT
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - Happy Friday! I hope you weren’t expecting much change because there isn’t any. Triple digit temperatures will remain the story in the days to come with only some very slight relief in a few areas over the weekend and into early next week.

Very little change is expected over the weekend. We’ll remain very hot and humid Saturday with plenty of sunshine ahead. An Excessive Heat Warning is in effect again with afternoon feels-like temperatures hitting 110 or higher. Morning temperatures will start off in the upper 70s to low 80s and look for more low 100s into the afternoon.

A little rain may brush by areas north of I-30 Saturday night into Sunday morning. Some additional cloud cover may bring temperatures down a few degrees as well, but it’s still going to be very hot and humid on Sunday. Highs will range from the mid 90s across parts of southwest Arkansas to the low 100s again through the remainder of the area.

Unfortunately, it’s not good news as we head into next week. Earlier it was looking like a front could bring some relief from this blistering heat but the latest forecast data suggests that we might not see much of a break from the triple digits.

A weak cold front is still expected to sag south into the ArkLaTex by Tuesday bringing some much-needed rain to locations near the I-30 corridor but rain chances for the rest of of the ArkLaTex are looking bleak. Places that get rain could briefly cool into the 90s but the vast majority of the ArkLaTex will likely stay at or above 100 clear through the end of next week! Feels like temperatures will continue to be well above 105 so more advisories and warnings will likely be issued.