LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Today will be the third day in a row for heat advisories to be issued across Arkansas.
The combination of temperatures in the low to mid-90s and dewpoint values in the mid-70s will create dangerously high heat index values in excess of 100-degrees and likely over 105-degrees. Due to this potential, the National Weather Service has put much of central and northern Arkansas under a heat advisory Thursday from 11 AM until 8 PM for heat index values that range from 105 to 109 degrees. For some, heat index values may climb to readings in excess of 110 degrees. For that, an excessive heat warning may be issued.
Thursday will not be the only day with heat advisories or excessive heat warnings. The National Weather Service will likely reissue those heat alerts for Friday and possibly Saturday.