The Heat Advisory will continue through at least Tuesday. Rain chances to increase and temperatures to decrease later in the week.
8:30 pm Monday Live Update:
Monday was another hot and humid day around the ArkLaTex. Temperatures began in the mid to upper 70s. Daytime highs once again climbed into the upper 90s to near 100 degrees. Heat index values once again surpassed 105 degrees.
Rain was rather hard to find across the area and that will likely continue for the next several days. Expect a partly cloudy sky tonight and Tuesday. Temperatures will again begin in the mid to upper 70s. We will again see daytime highs in the upper 90s with heat index values between 105 and 110 degrees. A Heat Advisory will once again be in effect Tuesday. Don’t be surprised if it gets extended at some point through at least Thursday.
Upper-level high pressure continues to dominate our weather pattern producing the heat, humidity, and lack of rain. It will likely continue to do so through Thursday. By the end of the week, the ridge will weaken and slide a bit to the west. This will allow for daytime temperatures to ease back to the low to mid-90s. It will also allow for the scattered showers and thunderstorms to become a bit more widespread. As of right now, the rain threat is looking highest for Saturday.
Despite the increased chance for rain, don’t expect to get too much. Models show that all of the area will likely see rainfall amounts in the range of 1/2″ to one inch. We could see a few isolated areas that pick up more than an inch.
Average High/Low for today’s date: 94/72.