ARKLATEX (KSLA) - The heat and humidity is starting to crank back up in the ArkLaTex. Afternoon highs through the upcoming weekend will be in the mid 90s, which is seasonable for this time of year.
To make matters worse, it's also going to be very humid. Feels like temperatures or heat indices will be near or just above 100 degrees. Even though we're not going to be dealing with dangerous heat, you still don't want to over do it outside in the heat of the day.
On Tuesday, not everyone will be sizzling, though. Afternoon highs north of I-30 will only be in the 80s, while most places along and south of I-20 will be in the mid to upper 90s.
Through midweek, an upper-level storm system will move to northeast across the plains and into the Midwest, while an upper-level ridge along the Gulf Coast will expand northward. This is why scattered showers and storms will be possible across the northern tip of the ArkLaTex and why the southern half of the area will remain dry and hot. With more clouds and scattered showers and storms around, the I-30 corridor and points north will not be as hot.
Afternoon highs on Wednesday will likely range from near 90 degrees up north to the upper 90s down south.
Through the weekend, our rain chances will not be very good. However, isolated to scattered showers and storms will be possible at times. No one day is going to be washout and it won't be raining very long in any one location. If you have outdoor plans Friday, Saturday or Sunday, you might want to have a backup plan just in case.
Our rain chances will probably increase early next week as the models are hinting a cold front could drop south through the ArkLaTex. This is something the KSLA First Alert Weather Team is going to be watching closely over the next several days. Cold fronts typically don't drop this far south during this time of year.
You've probably noticed the hazy sky on Monday and Tuesday. Once again, it is being caused by a plume of Saharan dust. This plume will likely dissipate by midweek. However, people with respiratory illnesses should limit there time outside on Tuesday.
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