Sunny Skies Thursday, Near Record Lows For July In The Evening

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Thursday, July 18th 2024, 7:24 am

By: News 9


The usual July heat has taken a break as a cold front has moved in.

Temperatures will be much cooler over the next couple of days, enjoy it while you can!

What is the weather like in Oklahoma on Thursday?

Thursday morning looks nice! Our break from the extreme hit heat continues today.

May be an image of map and text that says 'HIGHS 9 TODAY NORMAL: 94° 86 Guymon 89 Enid HEADLINES MOSTLY SUNNY SKIES 84 Miami 44 44 88 Tulsa BELOW AVERAGE HIGHS 87 86 Alva Woodward 10-20 MPH 89 Clinton 92 Hobart 94 93 Altus Lawton 89 Ponca City 89 Stillwater 88 Oklahoma City 10-20 MPH 90 Ada 87 Sallisaw 40 86 McAlester 90 Ardmore 35 86 Durant 84 Idabel'

It's going to be a nice July afternoon with highs in the upper 80s and low 90s.

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We will keep a north wind around, and this means lower humidity and no extreme heat index.

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Tonight, record lows are possible as we dip into the 60s. We may see some 50s in far NE OK.

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There could also be some rain tonight in some parts of the state.

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What is the weather like in Oklahoma for the rest of the week?

Friday and Saturday will be in the low 90s.

May be an image of map and text that says '9 HIGHS TOMORROW NORMAL: 94° 91 Guymon 89 Alva HEADLINES MOSLTYSUNNY MOSLTY SUNNY 85 Miami 44 14 FANTASTIC FRIDAY 89 Ponca City 90 Stillwater 89 Oklahoma City 88 Tulsa 87 90 Woodward Enid 5-15 MPH 90 Clinton 92 Hobart 5-15 MPH 90 93 93 Ada Altus Lawton 87 Sallisaw 40 87 McAlester 90 Ardmore 90 Durant 88 Idabel'

Saturday night, another strong July front arrives. This could bring more storms to the state.

Another cold front moves in this weekend. No triple digits over the next 9 days. 


  1. PRE-HYDRATION is key in preventing heat-related illness. Drink plenty of water or electrolyte replacement drinks several hours before and during long exposure to the summer heat.
  2. Wear light-colored, loose-fitting clothing and a wide-brimmed hat if working outdoors, and take plenty of shade breaks.
  3. No alcohol or caffeine.
  4. If you do not have air conditioning, find a cooling station or public space (such as libraries or malls) during the day.
  5. Don’t limit your use of air conditioning.
  6. Use the buddy system if working outdoors and check on elderly neighbors.
  7. Keep a cell phone on you at all times when outdoors, including walking, running daily errands, yard work or sports and physical activity.

What's the best way to keep me and my children safe while swimming?

Supervise Children:

  1. Always supervise children when they are in or near water.
  2. Active supervision by an adult can significantly reduce the risk of drowning incidents (OSDH).

Wear Life Jackets:

  1. Essential for both swimmers and boaters.
  2. Crucial safety equipment that can save lives in the event of an accident (Oklahoma Highway Patrol's Marine Enforcement Division).

Swimming Lessons:

  1. Teaching children and adults how to swim can significantly reduce the risk of drowning.
  2. The American Red Cross of Oklahoma offers a range of water safety courses for all ages.

Boating Laws and Regulations:

  1. Mandatory life jacket usage and restrictions on alcohol consumption while operating a vessel.
  2. Compliance helps ensure everyone’s safety on the water (Oklahoma Highway Patrol's Marine Enforcement Division).

Consider Environmental Factors:

  1. Check water temperature and weather conditions before heading out.
  2. Avoid dangerous situations by checking the weather forecast and water conditions (National Weather Service in Norman).

Awareness of Natural Water Hazards:

  1. Be aware of potential hazards such as underwater currents and debris.
  2. Avoid unfamiliar areas to prevent accidents (Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality).

Prioritize Safety:

  1. Follow safety tips and stay vigilant to reduce the risk of water-related accidents.
  2. Ensure a safe and enjoyable season for everyone by adhering to recommended guidelines.

Additional Resources:

  1. Visit the OSDH, ODEQ, and Oklahoma Highway Patrol websites.
  2. Contact the local American Red Cross chapter for more information on water safety.

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