Regional Weather Summary
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AWUS84 KLZK 211007

525 AM CDT Fri JUL 21 2017

Mostly sunny skies occurred on Thursday with the warm and muggy
conditions continuing across the Natural State. A strong ridge of
high pressure remained the main weather feature over region and will
dominate once again today. Isolated to widely scattered afternoon
showers and thunderstorms developed during the hottest time of the
day and dissipated after sunset.

At the 5 am hour, skies were generally clear as the aforementioned
area of high pressure was sitting squarely on top of the region. A
little bit of fog was showing up with most of the state still seeing
temperatures in the mid to upper 70s with a light south wind.

The weather for today will be similar to what has been seen over the
past few days with hot and humid conditions continuing. Highs today
will top out in the mid to upper 90s with heat indices between 100
and 110 degrees. As such, a heat advisory continues for all of the
state through this evening. A few showers and thunderstorms in the
afternoon to evening, mainly over southern Arkansas, can not be
ruled out.

Saturday will also see heat index values over 100 degrees. A few
afternoon showers may develop and provide relief as a cold front
moves into the central plains. The heat advisory will continue but
only for northern and central sections as an increase in cloud cover
will keep temperatures a touch cooler over the south.

Please take extra precautions to minimize the affects of the high
heat in the afternoon to early evening. When possible, reschedule
strenuous activities to early morning or evening, and know the signs
and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear light weight
and loose fitting clothing when possible and drink plenty of water.

Slightly cooler conditions are forecast late in the weekend and into
early next week.


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