Heat Advisory In Effect In Arkansas; 1,000 Without Power

Jul 18, 2016

Credit Arkansas Department of Health

A heat advisory is in effect for most of Arkansas with forecasters predicting heat index values approaching 110 degrees. The advisory is in effect from 10 a.m. Monday until 9 p.m. Tuesday. The National Weather Service says temperatures will be well into the 90s, but elevated humidity levels will make it feel more like 105 to 110 degrees.

Meanwhile, Entergy Arkansas says it has restored electricity to 138,000 homes and businesses that lost power during severe thunderstorms Thursday. Some of those customers had been without electricity for several days in the sweltering temperatures, prompting the city of Little Rock to open cooling centers.

Entergy says all customers that can receive electricity safely have been restored, but crews are working isolated cases. About 1,000 customers were without power Monday morning.