830pm Live Update: Heat relief and a little rain on the way

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830pm LIVE update from Facebook:

Rain chances increase and temperatures decrease this the week.

It has been another extremely hot day across the ArkLaTex today. Even though a few areas saw some morning showers across NE TX and SW AR, some locations have still climbed to triple digit temperatures for the second day in a row.Luckily, today will be the last day of triple digit temperatures for the next seven days.

Currently, an upper level disturbance is sliding it’s way along the gulf coast from Florida to Louisiana. This disturbance will bring increased rain chances to the Four States region. Areas on NW LA have the greatest chance of seeing rain on Tuesday. Tuesday, high temperatures will drop back into the middle 90’s and stay there for the remainder of the work week. Overnight lows will remain in the middle 70’s. 

Our rain chances will decrease just a tad for the Fourth of July celebrations that will be taking place across the ArkLaTex. Skies will remain partly cloudy Wednesday, with a chance of a stray afternoon thunderstorm or two. Highs will be in the lower to middle 90’s for much of the ArkLaTex on Independence Day. Any showers or storms that do develop should fall apart after sunset, so fireworks look like a go Wednesday night. Lows on Wednesday will remain a bit on the warm side, with overnight temperatures bottoming out in the mid 70’s. 

Not much rainfall is expected with this system. Most locations will see less than a quarter of an inch from now through Friday. Areas of NW LA have the greatest chance of seeing up to a half an inch of rain. If you miss out on the rain from this system, there is still hope that you may see some over the weekend.

As we move into Saturday and Sunday, another disturbance will move it’s way into the ArkLaTex. Our best shot of rain from this system looks to arrive Sunday. Highs this weekend will drop into the lower 90’s. Don’t be surprised if some areas see some upper 80’s for highs on Sunday. Overnight lows will remain in the middle 70’s. This disturbance will keep our rain chances in the forecast through Monday of next week.

Today’s average High/Low: 92/72

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