SHREVEPORT, La. - Today was the hottest day so far this year. According to the Shreveport National Weather Service, the mercury climbed to 102 in Shreveport. That was 3 degrees shy of tying a record and 7 above average.
Today was the third day in a row of 100 degree plus readings. 7 is considered average during the summer.
Most of the automated sites across the ArkLaTex ended up over 100.
Many of the weather watchers also reported highs above the century mark: