The Heat Is On And On


Wednesday, June 24th 2009, 7:02 am
By: News On 6


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The heat will continue across Oklahoma today, but relief may be on the way.

The National Weather Service said a ridge of high pressure parked over the southern Plains will remain in place at least through Friday. Forecasters say some areas may be lucky enough to see a stray afternoon thunderstorm, but triple-digit heat will be the rule.

Yesterday, skies were mostly clear and temperatures ranged from 95 degrees in Guymon to 103 in Altus. The mercury peaked at 99 degrees in Oklahoma City and hit 100 degrees in Gage and Tulsa.

Other triple-digit readings included 102 degrees at Guthrie, Hobart and Lawton and 101 degrees at Clinton, Enid, Frederick and Stillwater.

The weather service says an excessive heat warning is in effect for much of northeastern Oklahoma through tomorrow night.

Skies should be sunny to clear today through Saturday, with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in southeastern Oklahoma today.

Temperatures should reach the 90s and low 100s before falling into the 60s and 70s tonight.

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