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Issued at: 3:50 PM CDT 7/31/12, expires at: 12:00 AM CDT 8/1/12

Excessive heat warning now in effect until 7 pm cdt Friday

The NWS in tulsa has adjusted the timing of the excessive heat warning and it is now in effect until 7 pm cdt friday,

For the following counties, In Oklahoma:   cherokee, adair, creek, okfuskee, okmulgee, wagoner, tulsa, rogers, mayes, Delaware, pawnee, ottawa, Washington, osage, craig, nowata, pittsburg, sequoyah, mcintosh, muskogee and haskell.

In Arkansas:   Washington, crawford, benton and sebastian.

Hazardous weather, a dangerous heat wave will continue through Friday, with high temperatures ranging from 105 to 113 each afternoon. Hottest temperatures will be across northeast Oklahoma. Overnight lows will generally fall into the mid to upper 70s, though the more urbanized areas of tulsa county will only fall into the mid or upper 80s each night.

Impacts, the very hot temperatures will create a dangerous situation in which heat illnesses are possible.

Precautionary/preparedness actions, take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when possible and drink plenty of water.

To reduce risk during outdoor work the occupational safety and health administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency, call 911.

Stay tuned to noaa weather radio, commercial radio or television for the latest information concerning this weather event. Additional weather information can also be found at: