WEST MONROE, La - TODAY:
Most of us along HW 82 saw some passing showers earlier today, but that has passed through in the past few hours. We are left with some partly cloudy to mostly cloudy skies to finish off our Sunday. Temperatures are in the upper 80's and low 90's thanks to a ridge in place right over the ArkLaMiss.
There is ridge currently over the ArkLaMiss and is looking pretty stationary. This will lead to winds coming out of the southwest/west, bringing warm air into the region. We have the potential to see a few waves pass through with scattered showers, but we are looking to be warm and stay warm for this week.
SATELLITE AND RADAR:
We saw some rain pass through the ArkLaMiss early this morning for some of us, but that low is currently over western Tennessee. There is a stationary front over northern Arkansas, but that front will not make it our way to give any sort of relief.
We will see mostly clear to partly cloudy conditions tonight with overnight lows dipping into the low 70's. We do have about a 10% chance for a pop-up shower from 9 PM till 12 AM, but most of us will not see any rain. Winds will be out of the south and it will feel muggy as dewpoints are expected to be in the low 70's as well.
Expect afternoon highs to reach the mid 90's. We will see partly to mostly cloudy skies again with winds out of the southwest varying 5-10 mph. There is a 20% of showers tomorrow: there will be a first round in the early morning hours and then another chance for scattered showers late tomorrow afternoon/early evening hours. Most of us may see rain, but we are not expected to cool off very much with the rain tomorrow.
HEAT AND HUMIDITY CONCERNS:
We do have a ridge in place keeping us warm and will keep us warm for the rest of the week, but with the heat and humidity we are expected to see raises concerns for anyone involved in outdoor activities from Monday till Wednesday. Heat indices could reach 105° by the afternoon into early evening, so the National Weather Service is recommending people to 1) stay hydrated 2) avoid strenuous outdoor activities and 3) take frequent breaks. The heat will feel oppressive considering what we have felt within the past 2 weeks.
FOURTH OF JULY:
The heat and humidity concern will be thru Wednesday, so take caution and drink plenty of water if you have any outdoor activities for the Fourth of July. Temperatures are expected to reach the mid 90's with heat indices reaching the triple digits. But for the most part, it will be a pretty day with mostly sunny to party cloudy conditions expected with it being extremely hot as expected for this time of the year.
REST OF THE WEEK:
Hot and humid is the story for the rest of the week, but we are keeping our eye out on our next chance for rain Thursday into Saturday.
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