It was a typically hot fourth of July Monday, despite an afternoon thundershower that provided some much need rain, but the thermometer looks to rise even more for the rest of the work week. Highs are forecasted to be in the triple digits for the next four days and heat indices, the combination of the temperature and humidity, will be upwards of 110 degrees.
A heat advisory is in effect for northern Arkansas Tuesday. An excessive heat warning has been issued for southern Missouri through Thursday night.
Erik Green is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. He joined Brad Haworth during the news at 7 Tuesday morning to talk about the heat wave.
For the first time in 23 days, rain was officially recorded in Mountain Home Monday at the KTLO, Classic Hits and The Boot studios, the official reporting station in Mountain Home for the National Weather Service. An afternoon shower provided 88 hundredths of an inch of rain. The rain, and accompanying cloud cover, helped keep the high Monday to only 95 degrees.
The 88 hundredths of an inch of rain was the more in a few hours than was recorded the entire month of June when only 38 hundredths of an inch fell.
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