- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 13, 2016

TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Forecasters say parts of Oklahoma are seeing very hot and humid temperatures while other areas are at risk for severe thunderstorms.

A heat advisory is in effect until 9 p.m. Wednesday in northeastern Oklahoma, including Tulsa. The National Weather Service says heat indexes of 105 to 108 degrees are expected.

In the Oklahoma City area, a heat alert was issued after five people reported heat-related illnesses.

Emergency Medical Services Authority spokeswoman Lara O’Leary said one of the five - a 50-year-old man with heat exhaustion - to a hospital in good condition.

The temperature in Oklahoma City in mid-afternoon was 95 degrees with a heat index of 103 degrees.

Meanwhile, northwestern Oklahoma could see thunderstorms, hail and winds of up to 65 mph and more storms are possible through Saturday.


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