Hot temps, burn bans, lower water levels common this Memorial Day weekend
May 26, 2012 at 12:31 PM CDT - Updated June 27 at 5:13 AM
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Hot temperatures, lower than normal water levels, and burn bans greet outdoor enthusiasts in many Arkansas and Missouri counties this Memorial Day weekend.
Much of the Mid-South is in either an abnormally dry or drought conditions right now, because of lack of rain. Boaters on many lakes and rivers are finding water levels well below May averages. This could create problems for boaters as submerged trees, rocks, and other debris could be at or near the surface.
The dry conditions also create fire dangers. There are a number of burn bans in Arkansas this weekend. Check with the Arkansas Forestry Commission (link below) for burn bans and forest fire potential. If you are camping this weekend, check with the campsite about open campfires before you light the fire.