A wide variance describes Oklahoma’s weather not only from day-to-day but within a day.
At 3:25 p.m. Wednesday, Butler, an Oklahoma Mesonet weather network station in western Oklahoma - was showing 102 degrees. However, across the state in far eastern Oklahoma, the temperature at Cookson was 70 degrees.
Today alone, the station at Butler had a low of 67 degrees at 7 a.m. but was up to 102 degrees by 2:50 p.m. and has continued to hover close to temperature this afternoon.
Areas of northeastern Oklahoma have had rain today, including Pryor with about 1 inch of rain since midnight.
A heat advisory covers much of Oklahoma until 7 p.m. Wednesday, the National Weather Service reports.
The Oklahoma City forecast is as follows:
Tonight: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 74. East wind 3 to 6 mph.
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 95. Heat index values as high as 99. Southeast wind 5 to 7 mph.
Thursday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 77. South southeast wind around 10 mph.
Friday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 103. South southwest wind 11 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.
Friday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 78.
Saturday: Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 102.
Saturday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 77.
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