It appears that Little Rock very well could climb over 100° today, so the forecast has been bumped up to 101° this afternoon. The rain chance for Central Arkansas remains the same at 20% for late afternoon. Particularly, the hours of 4-6 PM are when an isolated thunderstorm is possible in Central AR.

Southwest Arkansas still has the higher chance of rain and thunderstorms. If storms do form, some may become severe with a threat of high wind.

With the growing heat, the Heat Advisory has been switched to an Excessive Heat Warning for most of South Arkansas.

Be alerted as soon as severe weather coverage begins by downloading the Arkansas Storm Team app from the App Store or on Google Play.