Summer Sunday weather before Monday’s cold front
Sunday looks to be the last day of summer-like temperatures in the metro as cold weather hits Oklahoma on Monday.
What is the weather like for Sunday?
The afternoon will have a little more cloud cover than yesterday, but still looks to be on the warm side. Highs will reach the 80s and upper 90s across the state with a warm southeast breeze.
Late this evening, the first wave of rain will move toward the northwest. Chances of rain increase across the state tonight and into tomorrow. A second storm system that will bring a chance for more rain comes Wednesday/Thursday.
With the addition of cloud cover and rain, the highlands will be much cooler than average for this time of year. The high 70s will be something you can enjoy after a hot summer!
What is the weather like during the week?
Sunday night into Monday, we have a very good chance of heavy rain. Cloud cover during the day will keep things cool as well.
Highs will be held through most of the week into the 70s.
Another round of rain and storms is possible Wednesday/Thursday. The weekend is heading into a drought as we head back into the 80s.
Are Oklahomans losing an hour of light in September?
In September, Oklahoma will see a decrease in daylight as the Northern Hemisphere approaches the fall equinox.
This decrease will be about three minutes per day, and will decrease to one minute per day at the winter solstice.
What are the lake levels in Oklahoma?
To track Oklahoma lake levels, click here.
How to stay safe in the Oklahoma heat
EMSA doctors in Oklahoma City and Tulsa respond to more than 250 heat-related sick calls each summer. These calls can range from simple aches to severe heat exhaustion such as a person losing consciousness.
EMSA issues a heat medical alert when there are five or more suspected calls for heat-related illness within a 24-hour period, and the alert expires when there are fewer than 5 calls per day.
For more information about thermal safety, click here.
What are some ways Oklahomans can stay cool before temperatures rise this summer?
Don’t exercise intensely during the hottest times of the day, and wear light, loose clothing. Make sure to drink plenty of fluids to replace the fluids you lose through sweating. To keep cool, mist your skin with water and cover the windows with a blanket or sheet during the day.
What are the signs of heat exhaustion?
The Centers for Disease Control recommends that adults be aware of the signs of heat exhaustion, which can be: heavy sweating, cold, pale, clammy skin, rapid and weak pulse, nausea, vomiting, muscle cramps, fatigue, dizziness, headache, and fainting. If these symptoms occur, people should drink water, move to a cooler area, or take a cool bath. Finally, seek medical attention if symptoms persist for longer than an hour.
What are the signs of heatstroke?
The CDC defines heatstroke symptoms as: hot, red, dry, or clammy skin; Fast and strong pulse. headache; Dizziness; nausea; Confusion and fainting. If someone is experiencing these symptoms, call 911 immediately, and try to move the person to the shade or a cooler area. Try to lower your body temperature by using cool clothing.
How to protect children from heat stress and heat stroke
Parents and caregivers should be aware of the risks of heat exhaustion and heat stroke in young children and take precautions such as making them wear lightweight, light-colored clothing, using sunscreen, and staying hydrated. To keep cool, activities such as playing in the water or in the shade should be encouraged, and a spray bottle can help increase comfort. Children with heatstroke may also have a high temperature or even have seizures.
For more information about heat exhaustion and heat stroke from the CDC, click here.
How do I keep my pet safe from extreme heat?
Pets are susceptible to dehydration and overheating in hot and humid weather. Owners should provide shady places for pets, limit exercise, and keep them indoors in extreme temperatures. Signs of overheating include excessive panting, increased heart and breathing rates, drooling, weakness, stupor, seizures, bloody diarrhea and vomiting.
For more information on how to keep your pet safe, click here.
How to protect your skin from extreme heat
Stay hydrated throughout the day and provide your body with proper sleep. To protect your skin from damage, apply a broad-spectrum, water-resistant sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 30 every two hours. Make sure to wear protective clothing, use lip balm with a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 15, and avoid the sun between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
For tips on skin safety, click here.
Cooling centers in Oklahoma City
The Capitol Hill Library is located at 327 SW 27th Street, 405-634-6308, open Monday-Thursday 9am-9pm, Friday 9am-6pm, Saturday 9am-5pm, and Sunday 1pm-6pm evening
Warr Acres Library is located at 5901 NW 63rd Street, 405-606-3521, and is open Monday-Thursday 9am-9pm, Friday 9am-6pm, Saturday 9am-5pm, and Sunday 1pm-6pm
The Rockwell Plaza YMCA is located at 8300 Glade Avenue, 405-621-5858, Monday-Thursday 5am-9pm, Friday 5am-8pm, Saturday 7am-5pm, and Sunday 1pm-5pm
The Earlywine Park YMCA is located at 11801 S. May Avenue, 405-378-0402, Monday through Thursday from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 evening
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