While the temperature has reached 100 only twice at Little Rock this year, forecasters say there is a chance readings could hit the century mark this weekend.
John Robinson at the National Weather Service in North Little Rock said that 100s have been recorded in Arkansas into October but that he usually doesn't forecast temperatures that high unless the grass has already turned brown.
Robinson said a bigger worry was a lack of rain. Stressed trees are already putting on shows that make it appear like autumn.
Depending on what farmers have in their fields, the lack of rain is either beneficial or harmful. The Arkansas cooperative extension service says cattlemen could use rain but that many row crop farmers need dry weather for the harvest.