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Weekend Heat Could be Dangerous


Dangerous heat and humidity is expected across a large portion of
eastern Oklahoma and west central Arkansas this afternoon. Maximum
heat index values from 105 to 110 are likely. A Heat Advisory is
in effect from 1 pm to 8 pm today in much of the area.

In addition, thunderstorms are ongoing early this morning across
portions of northeast Oklahoma and western Arkansas and are
expected to continue to slowly move eastward through the remainder
of the morning. Most of the activity should move east of the area
by the afternoon, although a few lingering showers and storms
could remain in parts of northwest Arkansas. Severe weather is not
expected, but the stronger storms could lead to brief downpours.

Dangerous heat and humidity will again affect most of eastern
Oklahoma and west central Arkansas both tomorrow and Monday
afternoons. Maximum heat indices will be similar to today`s
values. A Heat Advisory has also been posted for tomorrow
afternoon from 1 pm to 8 pm for much of the area, with additional
heat advisories or warnings for at least a portion of the area
probable early next week.

Thunderstorm chances will begin to increase from north to south
late Monday night and continue into Tuesday and Wednesday as a
front moves through the region. Dangerous heat index values will
be likely again on Tuesday for areas south of the slow moving
front, but cooler conditions will arrive for the middle to latter
part of the work week following the frontal passage.