A Heat Advisory is in effect until 6 p.m. for Bradley, Cleveland, Desha, Drew and Lincoln counties. A heat index value up to 108 is expected. A Heat Advisory is in effect until 8 p.m. for Ashley and Chicot counties. A heat index value up to 110 is expected. Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat illnesses to occur.

There will also be an increased chance of isolated showers and thunderstorms Sunday as a cold front begins in the northwestern part of the state and progress southeastward throughout the day.

 

Heat Precautionary/Preparedness Actions
Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances.

Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear lightweight and loose fitting clothing when possible.

To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency! Call 9 1 1.