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Slow warm up into the weekend

Temperatures will increase heading into the weekend ahead of our next storm system. A wetter, cooler Sunday is expected.

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — A quieter, warmer forecast makes a return to close out the workweek. Temperatures by Saturday will climb to the upper-80s for NWA and the mid-90s in the River Valley.

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Thicker cloud cover and higher rain chances will lead to another big break from the heat Sunday! Arkansas is highlighted as potentially being the wettest state between August 23rd and August 27th.


- Mix of sun & clouds

- Highs in the 80s

- Isolated A.M. shower in the River Valley (20%)


- Scattered clouds

- Lows in the 60s

Credit: KFSM


Rain chances return to the forecast Saturday night and rain chances remain in the forecast for the first half of next week. Because of all this rainfall temperatures will be regulated in the low-to-mid 80s. 

Credit: KFSM
Credit: KFSM


Rainfall in recent weeks has helped vegetation green back up around Arkansas and Eastern Oklahoma, lowering 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
Credit: KFSM


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

- Zac

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