Cold Front Brings Heat Relief Wednesday, More Storms Possible

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Wednesday, July 17th 2024, 7:35 am

By: News 9


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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 Wednesday?

The much-advertised cold front is here, and showers are moving across the state this Wednesday morning.

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Temperatures are in the 60s and low 70s. Temperatures will be 20 degrees cooler compared to Tuesday.

High temps on Wednesday.

Highs will climb into the 70s and 80s, but there will be a chance for additional showers and storms Wednesday afternoon, and those could cool us off into the 70s in the Oklahoma City metro.

Wednesday night lows.

Wednesday night, a slight chance for showers and a chance for some patchy fog.

Rain and storm chances Wednesday afternoon.

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

Thursday will remain below average with highs in the upper 80s.

High temps on Thursday.

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

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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