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High temperatures in Oklahoma expected to be near, above 100

From Staff Reports Modified: July 23, 2008 at 9:43 am •  Published: July 23, 2008

A summer-time ridge of high pressure will continue over the Southern Plains this week, causing hot afternoons and warm nights. High temperatures across Oklahoma during the next few days should be near or just above 100, according to the National Weather Service.

Meanwhile, Hurricane Dolly in the Gulf of Mexico should push low-level tropical moisture into the area. This is expected to cause more cloud cover, which could lower the temperatures at the end of the week.

A weak cold front could approach northern Oklahoma early next week, but rain chances remain low.

Highs today are expected from the 90s to lower 100s with a slight chance of an isolated afternoon or nighttime thunderstorm in eastern Oklahoma.

Tonight, lows should be from the upper 60 to mid-70s.

The chance of rain and thunderstorms will continue in far southeastern Oklahoma on Thursday. Highs will be in the 90s with lows in the 60s and 70s.

Oklahoma forecast

Today: Highs from the mid-80s to 100. Slight chance of rain and thunderstorms in the east.

Tonight: Lows from 70 to 80. Slight chance of rain and thunderstorms in the extreme southeast.

Thursday: Highs from the mid-80s to lower 100s.

Oklahoma City-area forecast

Today: Mostly sunny. Highs about 100. Southerly winds about 10 mph.

Tonight: Mostly clear. Lows in the mid-70s. Southeasterly winds about 10 mph.

Thursday: Mostly sunny. Highs about 100. Southerly winds 10 to 15 mph.

Thursday night: Mostly clear. Lows in the mid-70s. Southerly winds 10 to 15 mph.

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Sites available to beat heat
The Salvation Army is offering a cool spot for those who need it in Oklahoma City.

The Salvation Army's senior centers at 4301 N Ann Arbor Blvd. and 2808 SE 44 will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, said Heide Brandes of the Salvation Army.

The Red Shield Kitchen at 330 SW 4 will be open from noon to 5 p.m. weekdays.

For more information, call 246-1100.

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