Summer Heat Hits Arkansas

June 25, 2003 - Posted at: 10:21 a.m. CDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Arkansas is getting a blast of summer temperatures this week -- giving a hint that temperatures may rise further.

So far, temperatures in the state have stayed below the 100-degree mark. National Weather Service meteorologist John Robinson says there has been enough moisture in Arkansas to keep temperatures lower.

However, the heat index, which measures temperature plus humidity, hit 105 yesterday. Robinson says clouds are likely to start forming Wednesday, bringing showers and thunderstorms through Thursday, which should break up the hot and humid streak.

Robinson says Arkansas' recent high rainfall totals that caused flooding in some parts of the state may not keep very hot days away. He says conditions in early summer don't indicate what will come later in the hot months.

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