The high temperature in Little Rock hit 111 Monday afternoon, breaking the old record high for the day of 108 set in 1986. This is the 3th hottest daytime high recorded for Little Rock and it is the second hottest temperature recorded during the Month of July. The all time record high for July is 112 set on July 31st 1986. The all time record for Little Rock is 114 degrees set on August 3rd 2011. The normal high temperature in Little Rock for today is 93. Temperatures continue to warm this afternoon with highs approaching 110. A few isolated showers are possible through late this afternoon across Northern and Northeast Arkansas, but rain coverage will be very sparse. Excessive heat, combined with low afternoon humidity and gusty winds is also creating hazardous fire danger conditions. Any fires that do start may spread very rapidly and be difficult to contain. Burn bans are in effect for the majority of Arkansas Counties, including Pulaski, Saline, Faulkner, Jefferson and Garland Counties in Central Arkansas. People are encouraged to limit outdoor exposure as much as possible, as well as to drink plenty of water, take frequent breaks and stay out of direct sunlight. Make sure to check in on the elderly and anybody else who may need assistance. A heat advisory remains in effect for Central Arkansas through Wednesday evening.
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