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Heat warning for much of Texoma on Wednesday

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There's an Excessive Heat Warning for much of Texoma on July 10, 2019. (KTEN) There's an Excessive Heat Warning for much of Texoma on July 10, 2019. (KTEN)

The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning through 8 p.m. Wednesday that includes most of Texoma.

The heat index -- hot hot it feels -- will range from 110 to 115 degrees across an area that includes Ada, Ardmore and Durant in Oklahoma.

You can expect to see these temperatures, coupled with high humidity, throughout the afternoon and into the early evening, the weather service said.  

"Dangerously high temperatures and humidity could quickly cause heat stress or heat stroke if precautions are not taken," according to the warning statement.

All North Texas counties in the KTEN viewing area are under a Heat Advisory through 8 p.m, with heat index values ranging from 100 to 105 degrees.

Be sure to keep pets and children cool; never leave them in a vehicle, even for a short period of time. Drink plenty of fluids and if you need to be outdoors, take frequent breaks in the shade and wear lightweight, light-colored clothing, the weather service recommends.

KTEN meteorologist Alana Cameron said the Storm Prediction Center expanded its severe weather forecast to include a wider swath of Texoma for a slight risk on Wednesday. "These storms will be influenced by surface heating, available moisture and our cold front," Cameron said. "The timing of our front could bring us a threat of heavy rain, gusty winds and some hail."

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