Excessive Heat Warning Issued For Most Of Green Country

Saturday, July 9th 2011, 8:03 pm
By: News On 6


TULSA, Oklahoma -- The heat is bearing down on Green Country and it's only getting worse.

A number of counties are under a heat warning which will run until 8 p.m. Monday. Those include Creek, Okfuskee, Okmulgee, Tulsa, Latimer, Rogers, Pittsburg, Wagoner, Washington, Osage, Pawnee, McIntosh and Muskogee.

Cherokee, Adair, Mayes, Delaware, Ottawa, Craig, Nowata, Le Flore, Ottawa, Payne and Hughes counties are under a heat advisory.

See a full list of warnings and advisories

The heat and/or the heat index will be at or above 105 during much of the day and there will not be much relief at night with minimum temperatures only dropping into the mid-upper 70s. This can easily lead to heat related illnesses.

Read Dick Faurot's Weather Blog

People are advised to take extra precautions if working outside in the heat and to reschedule strenuous activities to the early morning or evening hours.