LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A break in the Arkansas heat wave is in the forecast and it's supposed to be accompanied by some rain. But the state has another day of scorching temperatures to endure before cooler air moves in.
The National Weather Service in North Little Rock said Friday that highs will top out in the 80s for a couple of days early next week in central and northern Arkansas and as much as 2 inches of rain may fall in places.
But Saturday is forecast to bring more the same high temperatures and dry conditions that have dominated the weather pattern for weeks.
Wildfires in Garland and Johnson County caused problems on Friday, with some homes endangered.
The entire state remains at an extreme risk of fire danger.