Cool snap brings heat relief to Oklahoma, Arkansas

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The dog days of summer are coming in with a whimper.

Weather forecasters say a cold front headed for Oklahoma and Arkansas will bring unseasonably cool temperatures and a chance of rain through next week.

High temperatures during mid-summer are normally around 95 degrees with nighttime lows in the 70s. But Matthew Day, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Norman, Oklahoma, said Monday that highs will be closer to 80 degrees with lows in the 60s through the middle of next week.

The cooler forecast is expected to give people who work outdoors a break. Valley Herrin, owner of All Asphalt Paving & Concrete of Edmond, Oklahoma, says summer heat makes it difficult for crews to work with asphalt and other materials that are 400 degrees when applied.

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