Round 2 of the Heat Advisory will play out today, with the advisory in place across the northern ArkLaTex once again through this evening. We have also added several parishes east of I-49 in Louisiana. Afternoon highs in all areas will be in the mid to upper 90s, with high humidity bringing heat index values of 105° or above in the advisory area.
A ridge of high pressure is now to our northeast, and continues to suppress any afternoon rain chances that may cool us down. That said, a few thunderstorms have made it into central Arkanas this morning, and will dissipate as we move through the next few hours. Some forecast models are showing rain popping up along the Louisiana/Arkansas border later this afternoon or evening. It will be isolated if it happens, but enjoy any cool down this might bring.
Expect the heat to continue through the upcoming weekend, with the advisory likely being extended to our remaining counties and parishes.
The high will break down early next week, and a wave moving in off the northern Gulf will bring scattered rain chances back to the region Monday, and especially Tuesday. It looks like the rain chances will continue into late next week as well, and this will drop our temperatures in the mid and low 90s, and likely end the need for advisories by Tuesday, or the 4th of July.