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Heating up this weekend before midweek rain

Temperatures will get close to 100 degrees this weekend and into Monday. A cold front moves in for the midweek to cool us down.

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Temperatures in the 90s this weekend with low humidity. It is going to be a hot but comfortable weekend. This heat will stretch through Monday, rain chances increase overnight on Monday and will last through Wednesday. 

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Cooler temperatures also for the upcoming week. We will see about a 10-20 degree cool down by this upcoming Thursday. That cold front will become active Monday night and bring some much needed rainfall during these drought-like conditions. 

TODAY

- Mostly clear skies

- Temperatures in the 90s

SUNDAY

- Sunny skies

- Highs in the mid 90s

SUNDAY

- Mostly sunny

- Highs in the upper 90s

HEATING UP

All that moisture is being held to the south, resulting in Northwest Arkansas to start to heat up this weekend. Heat Index values will get close to 100 degrees by the end of the weekend and high than that on Monday. 

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RAIN CHANCES

Rain chances return to the forecast by the time we get to Monday night. This rain will not only bring some much needed relief to our ongoing drought but also will cool off temperatures. Temperatures will return to the 80s by the time we get to this upcoming Thursday. 

Credit: KFSM

Rain may concentrate a bit more in eastern Arkansas, but scattered storms are still possible in western Arkansas and eastern Oklahoma mid-next week.

Credit: KFSM

LATEST DROUGHT & WILDFIRE RISK

Rainfall in recent weeks has helped vegetation green back up around Arkansas and Eastern Oklahoma, lower the wildfire threat. The latest drought monitor has shown some improvements, with the majority of the area no longer under the Level 3 -- now mainly center over Beaver Lake(AR) and Lake Wister (OK). Rain chances becoming more frequent will continue to battle the dry conditions.

Credit: KFSM

TIPS TO STAY COOL

Stay hydrated this week and try to avoid excessive hours in the sun. Cold, wet towels can bring relief as the water tries to evaporate off your skin, drawing heat from your body.

- Drink plenty of water.

- Wear light-colored clothing.

- Limit time in the sun, especially from 10 AM - 3 PM

- Stephen

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