A warmer pattern shaping up this week as hotter temperatures and higher humidity return. The upper air pattern that featured a strong trough over the East has flattened out, allowing for the cooler temperatures to retreat North.
(Upper pattern Monday night showing a more zonal, or West to East, flow)
This pattern will allow a warm front to push through the State, bringing in much warmer air from the Southern Plains Tuesday
The front will stay to our North through the middle of the week, keeping showers mainly North of the Arkansas border.
Temperatures will remain well above normal with highs in the upper 80s through the week, although well shy of record highs.
Rain chances increase toward the end of the week as the front to our North begins to shift South by Friday.