After several rainy and cooler than normal days, a typical summertime weather pattern is setting up over the ArkLaTex this week.
High pressure is building over the southeast, so mostly clear to partly cloudy conditions will dominate the skies over the next few days.
The sunshine and high pressure will allow temperatures to climb into the mid 90s on Tuesday. That's very close to the average high temperatures for the end of July.
Humid air and daytime heating may combine to form a few isolated thunderstorms nearly every afternoon.
High temps will gradually edge upward by the end of the week into the mid and upper 90 degree range. While air temperatures will hold below the century mark, heat index values will likely soar into the low triple digits.
Remember to take precautions in the hot and humid summer weather: drink plenty of water, wear light-colored, loose-fitting clothes and take frequent breaks if you have to work outdoors.