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Kalie: Get your umbrellas ready

(KSLA) -

Good Tuesday Morning! 

Today will be a mainly dry day and temperatures will stay very hot into the afternoon hours. Temperatures start out in the low to mid-70s, don't forget the sunglasses out the door! 

Highs later today will be in the mid-90s, with feels like temperatures near or above 100 degrees. 

If you work outdoors, take heat precautions by packing extra water, using sunscreen, and taking breaks in the shade. Partly cloudy skies will dominate the forecast with a chance of a pop-up storm or two into the afternoon hours.

The weather pattern starts to shift as we head towards tomorrow. A slow moving cold front will approach the ArkLaTex from the west keeping rain chances in the forecast all week long and into the weekend as well. Highs in the low 90s for Wednesday, rain will stay more isolated. This just means that rain won't be as widespread.

Get the umbrellas ready for every other day this week! Mostly cloudy skies will be in the forecast Thursday through Sunday. Rain is more likely Thursday and Friday. 

This could affect your commute to or from work, so make sure to give yourself extra time. 

As we look into the weekend, rain chances become more scattered in nature, but by the end of the weekend, everyone should have seen rain at some point. 

The good news is that this is much-needed rain for the ArkLaTex and could really help the drought situation. The other positive is that the rain will confine temperatures to stay in the mid to upper 80s, which is rare for August.

As we look ahead to next week, highs near 90 for Monday with partly cloudy skies. Rain could linger into the morning hours but will stay very scattered.

By the time all this rain is done, areas could receive 1-3 inches of rainfall, with isolated places maybe reaching 4 inches. 

Be aware that heavy downpours could cause flash flooding concerns and visibility issues when driving.

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