- Associated Press - Monday, July 21, 2014

TULSA, Okla. (AP) - The National Weather Service says hot temperatures are headed back to Oklahoma this week.

An excessive heat watch will go into effect for Tulsa County from Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday night. Forecasters say a ridge of high pressure will expand over the region early this week, allowing temperatures to hit at or near 100 degrees.

Forecasters say high humidity levels will make it feel even hotter, with heat index values reaching 105 degrees to 110 degrees throughout much of the state.

The heat is expected to persist throughout the week, though isolated showers and thunderstorms will be possible Wednesday.

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