FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Well if you remember the humidity from last week, bad news because it is returning. Humidity will be making time outdoors muggy and even tropical with Dew Point values around 70 degrees. We will also see a chance for rain on the holiday weekend.
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Plenty of sunshine today as traffic is expected to start to pick up over the weekend. We will see isolated to scattered showers in the evening over the next two days that could play a factor in your outdoor activities. Overall, prepare for humidity and heat index values to return in a big way starting this weekend.
- Heat Index values 100-105
- Higher Humidity
- Rain chance late tonight
- Mostly sunny
- Chance of afternoon showers
Humidity is going to be the talking point this upcoming week as we are seeing Dew Point values anywhere between 65-70 which is when we start to feel muggy and almost tropical outside. A big time warm-up is coming for the weekend with those heat index values at or above 100 degrees.
TROPICAL WAVE MOVING NORTH
A swirling mass of showers and storms is moving onshore in Texas from the Gulf of Mexico, bringing humid rain chances to the Gulf Coast. The majority of the rain will stay within 100 miles of the coastline. A few stray shower chances will make their way into Arkansas and Oklahoma this holiday weekend, but expect more sun than rain.
EARLY LOOK | 4TH OF JULY
Throughout the entire weekend and the 4th (Monday), expect isolated showers and storms to fire up in the heat and humidity as the tropical wave helps their initiation. There should still be several dry periods too. Rain chances should fade in the late evenings.
TIPS TO STAY COOL
Stay hydrated this weekend 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
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