The Heat Wave Continues

Tulsa, OK – Heat warnings issued for parts of Oklahoma

TULSA, Okla. (AP) The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for five eastern Oklahoma counties as temperatures across the state are expected to reach triple digits.

Wagoner, Tulsa, Rogers, Sequoyah and Muskogee counties are covered under the warning, which is in effect until Thursday night. Much of the rest of eastern Oklahoma is under a heat advisory until Tuesday night.

Forecasters say an upper-level ridge of high pressure will remain parked over the region until at least midweek, and high temperatures are expected to peak in the lower 100s each day across Oklahoma.

According to the Oklahoma Mesonet, the hotspot in the state on Monday was Freedom, where the high was 109 degrees. It reached 108 in Alva and 107 degrees in Butler and Kingfisher.

High temperatures reached 103 in Oklahoma City and 105 in Tulsa on Monday.

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