Rain dries up and the heat sets in 5:00 a.m. Wednesday 20 August 2014
This morning we will still hold on to a slight chance for isolated showers/t-storms as the mid level disturbance has not been pushed out of the area quite yet. Later this afternoon though, the upper level ridge of high pressure will be working its way from the Gulf and this will drive that mid level disturbance north and out of our area. As this high pressure settles in, it will remain in the vicinity for a while and this is our set up for sunny skies and consistent weather and hot temperatures. This would be the time to follow heat safety tips and find a good swimming pool to relax in or have fun out at the lake! Today highs will range from the mid to upper 90s with mostly sunny skies. Winds will be from the south with gusts up to 25mph and the heat index will push the upper 90s to triple digits once again.
- TULSA, Okla. (AP) - The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory through late Wednesday for much of the state as stifling heat and humidity continue to affect Oklahoma this week.
- OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Gov. Mary Fallin has declared a state emergency across Oklahoma after several wildfires broke out across the state, including a blaze north of Oklahoma City that destroyed at least a half dozen homes and left one man dead.
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