Heat warnings issued for parts of Oklahoma

TULSA, Okla. (AP) - The National Weather Service has issued an
excessive heat warning for five eastern Oklahoma counties as
temperatures across the state are expected to reach triple digits.

Wagoner, Tulsa, Rogers, Sequoyah and Muskogee counties are
covered under the warning, which is in effect until Thursday night.
Much of the rest of eastern Oklahoma is under a heat advisory until
Tuesday night.

Forecasters say an upper-level ridge of high pressure will
remain parked over the region until at least midweek and high
temperatures are expected to peak in the lower 100s each day across

According to the Oklahoma Mesonet, the hotspot in the state on
Monday was Freedom, where the high was 109 degrees. It reached 108
in Alva and 107 degrees in Butler and Kingfisher.

High temperatures reached 103 in Oklahoma City and 105 in Tulsa
on Monday.

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