The National Weather Service says cooler weather in Arkansas this summer is not necessarily a signal that the state is in for a cold winter. The first half of August has been the coolest on record in the state. But high pressure headed toward Arkansas is expected to bring warmer temperatures and more humidity. The average temperature for the first 16 days of August was 75-point-six degrees, almost a full degree cooler than the second-place holder from the first half of August 1912. This summer is among the top ten coolest summers on record, coming in at Number eight.