Cool Monday Morning, Low Rain Chances This Afternoon

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Monday, July 22nd 2024, 7:53 am

By: News 9


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The cool-off continues!

Humidity and temperatures will stay mild at the beginning of this week before we crank highs back up to the mid-90s.

Our meteorologists are tracking that the state will slowly heat back up and have more rain chances into the weekend.

What will the weather be like on Monday?

Expect partly cloudy skies Monday, with highs in the lower and mid-80s.

High temps on Monday.

The below-average temperature trend will continue for a few more days. There may be some patchy fog as Monday morning lingers on the cool side.

High temps across Oklahoma on Monday.

Morning lows have been in the lower and mid-60s and some 70s south of Interstate 40.

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There is a slight chance of pop-up thunderstorms on Monday afternoon. During peak heating time, a few cells will try to develop, but as we lose the heating of the day, they should weaken.

Rain and storm chances on Monday.

Most locations will stay dry. Tonight's lows will fall back into the 60s, and Tuesday's highs will be in the upper 80s and low 90s. 

The heat dome is expected to strengthen over the next few days and will attempt to grow towards Oklahoma.

EMSA HEAT SAFETY TIPS:

  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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Meteorologist David Payne

Meteorologist Lacey Swope

Meteorologist Jed Castles

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Meteorologist Justin Rudicel

Meteorologist Andrew Adams

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