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Thunderstorms Provide Some Heat Relief (Jul 12, 2011)

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Severe thunderstorms rumbled across moisture-starved Oklahoma, dropping much-needed rain on areas that have endured triple-digit heat for days.

Strong storms packing heavy rain, hail and wind pounded the Oklahoma City metropolitan area and cities along the Interstate 35 and I-44 corridors Monday afternoon.

The National Weather Service reported wind gusts between 59 mph and 69 mph near Will Rogers World Airport in southwest Oklahoma City. Damage to power lines also were reported in Midwest City.

According to Oklahoma Gas and Electric, electric service had been disrupted to at least 13,450 customers in central Oklahoma.

Meanwhile, an excessive heat warning remains in effect through Wednesday night for 16 counties in eastern Oklahoma. While the rain may provide some local heat relief, forecasters say the hot and humid weather will continue.

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