Temperatures will rise well into the 90s with some locations climbing above the century mark between Monday and Friday of next week. The core of the heat will set up from western Texas into Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi. A scorching sunshine will make it feel even warmer, along with high dew points from central Texas eastward.
The only escape from the heat will be the beaches where sea breezes will help limit the heat.
Story by AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Eric Leister