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Heat advisory continues through Tuesday

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The National Weather Service in Norman, Okla., has issued a Heat Advisory until 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 24.

Temperatures are expected to reach 105 degrees in the daytime hours with overnight lows in the mid to low 70s. A prolonged period of very hot daytime temperatures and only modest cooling at night will increase the danger of heat related illness.

The NWS urges people to take caution when working or spending time outside. When possible, schedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Be aware of the signs and symptoms of heat stroke or heat exhaustion.

Wear lightweight and loose fitting clothing when possible. Drink plenty of water or sports drinks during outdoor activities.

To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommend scheduling frequent breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. If experiencing a heat stroke, call 911.

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