Faulkner County, and the majority of the state, will remain under a heat advisory until 7 p.m. Thursday, according to the National Weather Service.
The weather service advises residents to drink plenty of non-alcoholic fluids, and take frequent breaks in air-conditioned environments. Residents are also advised to keep pets inside if possible, the weather service said.
High temperatures and high humidity are expected to create heat index values of at least 105 degrees Wednesday and Thursday, the weather service said. The high heat index values are expected to be reached in the early afternoon hours and continue for several hours each day.
The weather service predicts somewhat cooler temperatures Friday and into the weekend as a front moves into the state, which is expected to bring increased cloud cover and rain chances. Heat index values are expected to range from 100 to 105 degrees throughout the state this weekend.
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