Heat advisory in effect for Oklahoma Tuesday

Temperatures are soaring across Oklahoma Tuesday. Oklahoma City will be near 101 degrees.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: August 6, 2013 at 6:52 am •  Published: August 6, 2013

A heat advisory is in effect Tuesday for central Oklahoma until 1 a.m. Thursday as temperatures continue to soar, the National Weather Service reports.

Parts of eastern Oklahoma and Tulsa are under an excessive heat warning Tuesday until 7 p.m. Wednesday where the heat indices will be near 107 degrees, the weather service reports.

The Oklahoma City forecast is as follows:

Tuesday: Sunny and hot with a high near 101. South, southwest wind 11 to 16 mph with gusts as high as 23 mph.

Tuesday night: Mostly clear with a low around 77. South wind 9 to 14 mph with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Wednesday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1 p.m. Mostly sunny and hot with a high near 98. Heat index values as high as 104. South wind 9 to 14 mph with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Wednesday night: Showers and thunderstorms likely mainly after 1 a.m. Mostly cloudy with a low around 75. South, southeast wind 7 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent.

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