24 Oklahoma Counties Under Excessive Heat Warning


Sunday, July 24th 2011, 1:12 pm
By: News 9


Associated Press

TULSA, Oklahoma -- Twenty-four counties in eastern Oklahoma are under an excessive heat warning issued by the National Weather Service.

The warning will remain in effect until 10 p.m. Saturday for Cherokee, Creek, Okfuskee, Okmulgee, Wagoner, Tulsa, Rogers, Mayes, Delaware, Pawnee, Ottawa, Pushmataha, Choctaw, Washington, Osage, Craig, Nowata, Pittsburg, Sequoyah, McIntosh, Muskogee, Le Flore, Latimer and Haskell counties.

Forecasters say extremely hot weather and high humidity will continue for at least the next week in the region, with afternoon heat indexes climbing into the 105-to-115-degree range each day.

Overnight lows will drop only into the mid 70s to lower 80s. 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.

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