With 6 consecutive days of high temperatures topping out between 96 and 98 degrees, and with little change to the weather pattern, it’s a good bet we’ll top out in that range again today.
High pressure is strengthening over the region, and the sinking dry air is bringing little hope for any rainfall again today. The only relief will continue to be a south wind of 10 to 15 miles per hour.
Heat index values or ‘feels like’ temperatures will again be in the 100 to 104 degree range today due to high humidity. A Heat Advisory is in effect for the northern ArkLaTex, with the exception of Miller and Lafayette county in Arkansas, due to expected heat index values of 105° or above.
Fortunately the high shows signs of letting up early next week, and rain chances will return Monday through Wednesday. High temperatures and cloud cover may knock highs back into the upper 80s and low 90s if we can get the rain to stick around Tuesday. As of now looks like a chance for scattered storms, and highs in the low/mid 90s for the 4th of July.