LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The National Weather Service says drought conditions and triple-digit temperatures make wildfires a concern in much of Arkansas.
The weather service warns that any fire that starts could spread rapidly and quickly get out of control. Much of central and western Arkansas is currently under a burn ban.
Forecasters say highs will be in the upper 90s to 100 degrees or hotter on Monday afternoon, with the heat index rising above 100 degrees. Forecasters say areas north of Interstate 40 could see a heat index of 105.
Officials have issued an ozone action advisory for Monday in central Arkansas, which means outdoor activity may be unsafe for certain people.
Forecasters predict hot, humid temperatures throughout the week, with Thursday and Friday expected to be the warmest.