Summery Thursday, Slight Chance Of Storms

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Thursday, July 25th 2024, 8:03 am

By: News 9


What will the weather be like in Oklahoma on Thursday?

More patchy fog is possible in the morning, especially in the southeast.

It is beautiful this morning, with temperatures in the 60s and 70s to start the day.

It's hot this afternoon, with highs in the 90s.

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There could be a few isolated showers and storms this afternoon. The highest rain chances are in the southeast today.

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Winds slowly increase out of the south over the next several days, increasing Gulf moisture.

What will the weather be like for the rest of this week?

Nice mornings and then hot afternoons. Getting hotter by the day!

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The heat index really climbs into the weekend and early next week.

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There is a chance for a few storms on Saturday, but the highest chance will be in far east Oklahoma. 

The heat index climbs back to 105 by early next week. Air temps try to break 100 again. 

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  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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