Scorching hot weather ahead Tuesday in central Oklahoma
Tuesday will be a scorcher in central Oklahoma. But the weather could turn cooler by the weekend.
A scorching hot Tuesday is ahead in central Oklahoma.
An air quality alert has been issued for six counties in central Oklahoma until 9 p.m. Tuesday, the National Weather Service reports.
The counties under the alert are Oklahoma, Canadian, Cleveland, Pottawatomie, Logan and McClain.
Slight chances for rain begin Tuesday night and continue through Thursday night. Cooler weather is ahead for the weekend.
The forecast from the National Weather Service is as follows:
Tuesday: Sunny and hot with a high near 104. South, southwest wind around 9 mph.
Tuesday night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy with a low around 75. South wind around 11 mph.
Wednesday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny and hot with a high near 99. Heat index values as high as 102. South wind 7 to 9 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon.
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