NORTHWEST ARKANSAS, (KNWA) - Heat advisory remains in effect from 12 - 8 p.m. on Thursday.
Heat index values from 105 to 108 degrees Thursday afternoon.
The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a dangerous situation in which heat illnesses are possible.
Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. To reduce risk during outdoor work, the occupational safety and health administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air-conditioned environments.
When possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening.
Wear lightweight and loose fitting clothing and drink plenty of water. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency, call 911.
A hot and humid air mass across eastern Oklahoma and northwestern Arkansas will continue to support mainly afternoon and evening thunderstorm development through the end of the week and into this weekend.
A building high-pressure ridge aloft will gradually result in decreasing coverage into the weekend.
Organized severe weather is very unlikely in this pattern but the potential will exist for the strongest storms each afternoon to produce isolated strong downburst wind approaching 60 mph.
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