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Sun August 1, 2010

Broiled Oklahoma

Tulsa, OK – Excessive heat warning in parts of Okla., Ark.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for parts of eastern Oklahoma and western Arkansas and a heat advisory for northeastern Arkansas.

The warning is in effect until 7 p.m. Tuesday for Tulsa, Rogers, Wagoner, Sequoyah and Muskogee counties in Oklahoma and Crawford, Sebastian and Franklin counties in Arkansas. The advisory is for Craighead, Poinsett, Mississippi, Cross, Crittenden, St. Francis, Lee and Phillips counties until sundown Monday.

The weather service says temperatures are expected in the upper 90s to around 105 degrees with afternoon heat indices are to reach 105 to 110 degrees.

Residents are urged to drink plenty of water, stay out of the sun and in air-conditioned buildings and to check on relatives and neighbors.