Heat Advisory in effect through Sunday

Sunday, July 20th 2008, 7:40 am
By: News 9

By News 9 Meteorologist Carrie Rose

Dangerously hot temperatures will continue through the weekend across the state, prompting a Heat Advisory to remain in effect through Sunday for much of the state.

A ridge at the upper levels of the atmosphere remains in place over the central U.S., which supports hot and dry days this time of year.

Monday, Oklahoma City reached 100 degrees for the first time this year.  Oklahoma City, and many other locations in the state, reached 100 degrees again Tuesday.  The hottest spot was Grandfield, topping out at 105 degrees Tuesday afternoon.

Wednesday, many places in northwest and southwest Oklahoma reached 100 degrees again, but overall the state was just a few degrees cooler than the last two days.  Oklahoma City's afternoon high temperature Wednesday was 99 degrees.

Heat index values will remain in the upper 90s and low 100s statewide.  Take precautions when spending an extended amount of time outdoors.

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