LITTLE ROCK, AR – A new heat advisory is in effect through Thursday at 7 p.m. as oppressive heat and humidity continue their hold on the state.
It’s in effect for 66 counties in Arkansas. The only counties not included are in the state’s northwest corner in the higher elevations of the Ozarks.
The National Weather Service says afternoon and early evening heat indices are expected above 105 degrees. Overnight lows will fall only into the upper 70s.
A heat advisory means that a period of hot temperatures and high humidity levels are expected. This will create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible.
Arkansans are reminded to drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and make sure your outside pets have plenty of cool water and shade. It’s also a good idea to check on relatives and neighbors to be sure they’re keeping cool.