FORECAST: Record-breaking dangerous heat Tuesday
With high pressure developing near Texarkana, we continue to funnel in hot and moist air from the South-Central Plains. Tuesday, another record-breaking afternoon is expected. We are anticipating high temperatures to range between 97 and 100 degrees, with our record being 95 degrees set in 1948. Heat stroke, heat exhaustion and heat cramps will be a high-risk concern for anyone outdoors involved with strenuous activity. If you do have to be outdoors this afternoon, please find ways to take breaks in shaded areas or in the AC, and drink plenty of water. Staying cool and hydrated will be extremely important today.
By Wednesday late afternoon into the early evening, we will deepen a cold front from the northwest. This brings in chances for scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly through the overnight of Wednesday into Thursday morning. At this time, a severe weather threat is unlikely, but we will continue to monitor it closely. With the passage of this front, cold Canadian air takes over and high temperatures by Thursday afternoon are expected in the mid 60s. We will rebound rather quickly, though, and by the weekend, high temperatures will be near-seasonal within the mid and upper 70s.
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