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7:04 am
Thu April 26, 2012

Oklahoma To See Cooler Temps after Triple-Digit Heat

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Cooler temperatures are predicted Thursday for Oklahoma after areas in the southwestern part of the state crossed the triple-digit mark on Wednesday.

The National Weather Service in Norman says thunderstorms may develop near Interstates 40 and 44 on Thursday afternoon, mainly east of El Reno. Storms are possible throughout the state on Thursday and early Friday.

On Wednesday, Oklahoma saw above-average temperatures for late April. Five cities crossed the 100-degree mark, with Altus and Erick each reaching 105 degrees. The rest of the state saw high temperatures in the 80s and 90s.

The warm weather is more of the same for Oklahoma. Last month was the hottest March on record since 1895. Last July, Oklahoma's average daily temperature of 89.1 degrees was the hottest ever recorded in the United States.

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