WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON: Heat advisories are in effect for the afternoon through 8 p.m. as temperatures soar into the mid-90s. Heat index values reach 100 to 110. An isolated shower or two will be possible, though most will stay dry.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT: We’ll be partly cloudy overnight with temperatures slipping into the mid-70s. Meanwhile, some scattered storms over Missouri will gradually shift south into parts of northern Arkansas shortly before daybreak Thursday. A few could be marginally severe, perhaps putting out some damaging wind gusts.

THURSDAY: These early morning showers and storms will gradually push south toward I-40, weakening as they do. This will leave us with some lingering showers and clouds, which should keep temperatures a bit cooler Thursday. Highs reach the upper 80s.

FRIDAY & BEYOND: A bit more sunshine is expected on Friday, bringing temperatures back to the lower 90s. A few isolated showers and storms will be possible. Expect more sunshine and heat through the weekend with highs returning to the mid-90s. Rain chances ramp up again early next week.

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