James: Dangerous heat not expected on Thursday

Updated: Jul. 26, 2018 at 4:21 AM CDT
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(KSLA) - The main weather headline the rest of the week will be the heat.

Triple-digit temperatures will likely return on Thursday for a good chunk of the area.

Thursday will be another hot day. Highs will be near 100 degrees.

Feels like temperatures will only be a degree or two above the actual air temperature. Yes, it's going to be hot and we don't want to over do it outside. However, dangerous heat is not expected.

A few showers and storms will be possible Thursday afternoon and evening, mainly north of the I-30 corridor.

Temperatures Friday through the upcoming weekend will be in the upper 90s to near 100 degrees. The humidity will start to creep back up on Friday.

From this distance, the upcoming weekend looks hot and humid. It possible a Heat Advisory could be issued for some parishes and counties in the ArkLaTex.

Our rain chances will be slight at best for the rest of the week. There will be a weak cold front that will stall out across the northern half of the ArkLaTex late Thursday and will stick around for Friday.

With this front in the area, a few showers will be possible, mainly across the I-30 corridor and points north. A few more showers and storms will develop in the heat of the day on Saturday and Sunday. Most will not have worry about dodging any raindrops this weekend.

Our rain chances will continue to go up early next week as a cold front drops south through the ArkLaTex. Rain and a few rumbles are likely on Monday.

This front will likely not bust the drought. However, some places will pick up some beneficial rainfall.

Hopefully, next week at this time most of the burn bans will be canceled. More burn bans will likely be issued over the next several days.

Current burn bans:
  • Northwest Louisiana: Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, De Soto, Jackson, Natchitoches, Red River and Webster parishes
  • East Texas: Franklin, Harrison, Panola, Red River, Rusk and Shelby counties
  • Southwest Arkansas: Columbia, Hempstead, Lafayette and Nevada counties.

You can track the temperature outdoors as well as the feels like temperatures on our First Alert Weather App:

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