Slight rain chances this week in Tulsa area
BY Staff Reports
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
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Sunny skies are expected the next few days, but more rain may be possible this week in the Tulsa area.
The National Weather Service forecasts highs in the mid-90s today, Wednesday and Thursday in Tulsa, with overnight lows in the mid-60s to low 70s.
However, a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms is forecast for both Thursday night and Friday.
Tulsa received more than 2 inches of rain this weekend, bringing the month's total rainfall to 3.23 inches, according to the weather service.
Statewide burn ban remains in effect
A statewide burn ban remains in effect, according to Oklahoma Forestry Services.
Under the ban, which supercedes all county bans, outdoor campfires or bonfires are prohibited.
However, LPG (liquid propane gas) and natural gas grills and charcoal-fired cooking outside in a grilling receptacle are permitted if conducted over a nonflammable surface at least 5 feet from flammable vegetation.
Coleman-type pressurized stoves are exempt. However, any fire resulting from grilling or the use of one of these cookers or stoves is still illegal, officials said.
For more information, visit tulsaworld.com/burnban.
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