Dangerous, record heat could build over parts of Oklahoma, Texas, and Kansas next week
It's no surprise that it can get hot in Oklahoma, Texas, and Kansas by late July. Temperatures climbing into the 100s are common this time of the year.
However, the GFS model is suggesting extremely hot, record temperatures could build over Oklahoma, potentially extending into north Texas and south Kansas next week.
Now, the GFS model is notorious for painting a very hot picture this time of the year, but it's typically 10-14 days out so you know not to necessarily trust such a scenario. But, the GFS is showing these hot temperatures next week (July 18-21) so it needs to be monitored very closely.
The GFS is showing temperatures widespread exceeding 110 degrees, potentially nearing 120 in Oklahoma. The all-time hottest temperature recorded in Oklahoma is 120 degrees (Kansas has reached 121 with Texas also hitting 120).
It's too early to say if temperatures will get this hot but temperatures nearing 110 looks likely next week with the potential to climb even higher. An important reminder, heat is the number one weather-related killer in the U.S.