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I think we are becoming a little spoiled this summer. I plead guilty to that! So far, we have only had one, 100 degree day and I think it's in the cards to have another one this week. By this time last summer, we already had eleven, 100 degree days. The average high temperature so far this month has been at least 10-13 degrees below that of last year.
The heat coming this week is due to an upper level high expanding westward into Arkansas as the cool trough of low pressure exits. But just like the last burst of heat, this may not last too long as yet another trough develops. Will it be as strong as the last one? It's tough to say right now. What about needed rainfall? That too is tough to pinpoint at this time, but I do think there will be an enhanced chance for rainfall late Wednesday into Thursday, especially across eastern Arkansas.
|Look at the drought monitor this July compared to last July. It's a huge difference, but we still need some rainfall. So far, we have had almost 9'' more this year compared to last year at this time.|
|The news continues to look good in the 8-14 day time period with a good chance for cooler and wetter than average conditions.|