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Dangerous heat continues across lower Miss. Valley, Deep South

High temperatures and dew points will persist Thursday into Friday across parts of the lower Miss. Valley & Deep South, creating dangerous heat index values in excess of 110 degrees for some locations. Heat Advisories & Excessive Heat Warnings are in effect across the region. Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside & know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Mountain Home, Baxter County Regional Airport (KBPK)

Lat: 36.37°NLon: 92.47°WElev: 925ft.

Fair

84°F

29°C

Humidity 43%
Wind Speed E 8 mph
Barometer 30.20 in (1021.3 mb)
Dewpoint 59°F (15°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index84°F (29°C)
Last update 30 Jul 12:53 pm CDT
Extended Forecast for

Optimus AR

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Sunny, with a high near 90. East northeast wind around 5 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 90 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 66. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm  in the evening.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 66 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Sunny, with a high near 92. Calm wind becoming north around 5 mph in the afternoon.

    Sunny

    High: 92 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 67. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm  in the evening.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 67 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 92. Calm wind becoming northeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.

    Sunny

    High: 92 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 67. North northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm  in the evening.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 67 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 93. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 93 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 69. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 69 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: Sunny, with a high near 94. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 94 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Sunny, with a high near 90. East northeast wind around 5 mph.
Tonight
Mostly clear, with a low around 66. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Friday
Sunny, with a high near 92. Calm wind becoming north around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Friday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 67. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 92. Calm wind becoming northeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 67. North northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 93. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 69. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm.
Monday
Sunny, with a high near 94. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 72.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 95.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 71.
Wednesday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 94.
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Point Forecast:
Optimus AR
 36.03°N 92.12°W
12:35 pm CDT Jul 30, 2015
1pm CDT Jul 30, 2015-6pm CDT Aug 5, 2015
 
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