Mini heat wave continues

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We’re in the middle of a “hum-drum” pattern in the Ozarks with some late-summer heat. We aren’t terribly far off the record but we’ll be shy by several degrees. Highs will be close to 90°, and likely a bit warmer in Arkansas today. Wednesday will be slightly hotter, then Thursday looks slightly cooler. Today through Thursday there is a chance for a lonely shower or storm here or there, but most spots will be dry. A cold front will push into the area on Friday, bringing what looks to be a good chance for rain and storms. The front may actually stall in the region for Saturday, with low pressure moving up along the front, bringing more rain. In fact, there is some potential for heavy rain if the front stalls. Temperatures will be much cooler because of the clouds and rain, and I may be too warm for Friday and/or Saturday. Unsettled weather looks to continue into early next week, and long-range charts show a stronger front coming through about the middle of next week, bringing our first taste of fall temperatures!