Little change is expected in the upper-air pattern across the southern Plains and Deep South over the next five to seven days. A ridge of high pressure will dominate the weather pattern, resulting in unseasonable heat and little to no rainfall.

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 Meteorologist Eric Leister