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  • Monday Morning Update

    Storm Chances Tonight

    Storm Chances Tonight

    Good morning. We're tracking a few showers and storms this morning located across southern Kansas and extreme northern OK. Most, it not all, will remain along the state line. I'll keep a slight chance of a shower or storm brushing the northern OK areas from now through 8am this morning. Otherwise our forecast will focus on another chance for thunderstorms arriving later tonight into Tuesday morning as cold front slides southward. Afternoon highs in the mid-90s will be likely along with south ...More >>
    Good morning. We're tracking a few showers and storms this morning located across southern Kansas and extreme northern OK. Most, it not all, will remain along the state line. I'll keep a slight chance of a shower or storm brushing the northern OK areas from now through 8am this morning. Otherwise our forecast will focus on another chance for thunderstorms arriving later tonight into Tuesday morning as cold front slides southward. Afternoon highs in the mid-90s will be likely along with south ...More >>
  • Labor Day Heat and Storms

    Labor Day Heat and Storms

    Labor Day Heat and Storms

    This holiday weekend may be seen as the final hurrah of the season, but the summer weather is going strong in Oklahoma, even as we head into the month of September. This Labor Day weekend continues to feature above-normal temperatures with triple-digit heat index values at times. The holiday may come to a close with the crash of thunder in some places however. First, a look back at the past month shows an interesting ...More >>
    This holiday weekend may be seen as the final hurrah of the season, but the summer weather is going strong in Oklahoma, even as we head into the month of September. This Labor Day weekend continues to feature above-normal temperatures with triple-digit heat index values at times. The holiday may come to a close with the crash of thunder in some places however. First, a look back at the past month shows an interesting ...More >>
  • Heat Returns for the Labor Day Weekend.

    Heat Returns for the Labor Day Weekend.

    What a disappointment. Although the rains from the late night and early morning hours were rather widespread, they were certainly on the wimpy side for most of us as the first map on the right shows, courtesy of the OK Mesonet. This system was particularly disappointing in view of how much rain it had produced for our more western neighbors over the preceding several days as the second map on the right shows. Although there is still a chance of some showers and locally heavy storms for the re...More >>
    What a disappointment. Although the rains from the late night and early morning hours were rather widespread, they were certainly on the wimpy side for most of us as the first map on the right shows, courtesy of the OK Mesonet. This system was particularly disappointing in view of how much rain it had produced for our more western neighbors over the preceding several days as the second map on the right shows. Although there is still a chance of some showers and locally heavy storms for the re...More >>
  • Friday Morning Update

    Scattered Showers and Storms Today

    Scattered Showers and Storms Today

    We're tracking scattered showers and thunderstorms across the state today including the morning hours. This system will keep the rain and storm chances in the forecast through the first half of the weekend. A broad range of temperatures may be possible this afternoon, but we're forecasting many locations to remain in the 80s. The main upper level system will be moving across southwestern Kansas today and then eastward...More >>
    We're tracking scattered showers and thunderstorms across the state today including the morning hours. This system will keep the rain and storm chances in the forecast through the first half of the weekend. A broad range of temperatures may be possible this afternoon, but we're forecasting many locations to remain in the 80s. The main upper level system will be moving across southwestern Kansas today and then eastward...More >>
  • Thursday Morning Update

    Rain On The Way

    Rain On The Way

    Good morning. We're continuing to focus the forecast on rain and storm chances for the next few days as a slow moving storm system draws near the area. A few showers are located to our west and northwest this morning and should remain west of most of the area today. But later tonight a band or two of storms will migrate eastward into our area, probably around midnight, and move slowly across eastern OK during early Friday morning. We're not anticipating severe weather, but some locally heavy ...More >>
    Good morning. We're continuing to focus the forecast on rain and storm chances for the next few days as a slow moving storm system draws near the area. A few showers are located to our west and northwest this morning and should remain west of most of the area today. But later tonight a band or two of storms will migrate eastward into our area, probably around midnight, and move slowly across eastern OK during early Friday morning. We're not anticipating severe weather, but some locally heavy ...More >>
  • Hot Again Thursday, Rain Likely by Friday.

    Hot Again Thursday, Rain Likely by Friday.

    The heat wave continues for one more day followed by some brief relief and a good shot at some badly needed rainfall.

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    The heat wave continues for one more day followed by some brief relief and a good shot at some badly needed rainfall.

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  • Wednesday Morning Update

    Rain Chances Soon

    Rain Chances Soon

    There's not a lot of change to our forecast discussion compared to yesterday morning at this hour. We're looking at another warm afternoon with highs in the mid-90s along with heat index values near 100. One or two isolated showers or storms may develop with daytime heating across far eastern OK and western Arkansas, but the majority of the area will remain dry. The main forecast centers on chances for showers and storms for late Thursday night through Saturday morning or midday. Temperatures...More >>
    There's not a lot of change to our forecast discussion compared to yesterday morning at this hour. We're looking at another warm afternoon with highs in the mid-90s along with heat index values near 100. One or two isolated showers or storms may develop with daytime heating across far eastern OK and western Arkansas, but the majority of the area will remain dry. The main forecast centers on chances for showers and storms for late Thursday night through Saturday morning or midday. Temperatures...More >>
  • Any More Triple Digits in the Forecast?

    Any More Triple Digits in the Forecast?

    As I write this, it looks like we have managed to avoid the century mark today after 4 straight days at or above 100 here in Tulsa. Just barely though as the high so far has been 99. As you can see from the max/min temperature map on the right, courtesy of the OK Mesonet, triple digits were primarily confined to the more western counties. However, as the second map shows, even though we did not have air temperatures of triple digits, the combination of heat and humidity certainly made it feel...More >>
    As I write this, it looks like we have managed to avoid the century mark today after 4 straight days at or above 100 here in Tulsa. Just barely though as the high so far has been 99. As you can see from the max/min temperature map on the right, courtesy of the OK Mesonet, triple digits were primarily confined to the more western counties. However, as the second map shows, even though we did not have air temperatures of triple digits, the combination of heat and humidity certainly made it feel...More >>
  • Rain Chances Late Week

    Tuesday Morning Update

    Tuesday Morning Update

    The short term forecast continues to revolve around the hot temps again today, but the medium range forecast will turn attention to an increasing chance of showers and storms. This system is currently located across part of the Pacific Northwest and will drop through the intermountain region of the Rockies before entering the central or southern plains Friday into the weekend. The timing of the system is not consistent in the various model outputs, but we have some confidence with an increasi...More >>
    The short term forecast continues to revolve around the hot temps again today, but the medium range forecast will turn attention to an increasing chance of showers and storms. This system is currently located across part of the Pacific Northwest and will drop through the intermountain region of the Rockies before entering the central or southern plains Friday into the weekend. The timing of the system is not consistent in the various model outputs, but we have some confidence with an increasi...More >>
  • Late Summer Heatwave

    Late Summer Heatwave

    We had to get into the heart of the summer this year before we started feeling the brutal triple digit heat.

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    We had to get into the heart of the summer this year before we started feeling the brutal triple digit heat.

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  • Another Hot, Humid Day, But Relief is in Sight.

    Another Hot, Humid Day, But Relief is in Sight.

    Notice the max/min temperature map on the right so far today, courtesy of the OK Mesonet. Triple digits were once again common for the more western counties but the more eastern counties managed to avoid those extremes. However, when the combination of heat and humidity is included, or the heat index, then triple digits were pretty much statewide as the second map on the right clearly shows. In other words, the higher humidity levels in the eastern counties have more than made up for the some...More >>
    Notice the max/min temperature map on the right so far today, courtesy of the OK Mesonet. Triple digits were once again common for the more western counties but the more eastern counties managed to avoid those extremes. However, when the combination of heat and humidity is included, or the heat index, then triple digits were pretty much statewide as the second map on the right clearly shows. In other words, the higher humidity levels in the eastern counties have more than made up for the some...More >>
  • Monday Morning Update

    Another Hot Day

    Another Hot Day

    It has been a hot weekend, and it appears we're looking at more hot weather for the next few days before a minor cool down approaches the region later this week. Temperatures today and tomorrow may hit the triple digits again with heat index values around 100 to 105. Heat advisories may be required for a few locations today and tomorrow. Any showers or storms will be isolated in nature during the next few days and mainly away from eastern OK.More >>
    It has been a hot weekend, and it appears we're looking at more hot weather for the next few days before a minor cool down approaches the region later this week. Temperatures today and tomorrow may hit the triple digits again with heat index values around 100 to 105. Heat advisories may be required for a few locations today and tomorrow. Any showers or storms will be isolated in nature during the next few days and mainly away from eastern OK.More >>
  • Heat Wave Hangs On

    Heat Wave Hangs On

    Heat Wave Hangs On

    Summer decided to finally stick around here in the last stretch of the season. While summer doesn't officially end for nearly four more weeks, our average temperature is now dropping day by day. Our forecast has certainly not reflected that through the weekend into part of the week ahead. For the third day in a row, Tulsa hit the century mark. This late-season heat wave still pales in comparison to what we endured a f...More >>
    Summer decided to finally stick around here in the last stretch of the season. While summer doesn't officially end for nearly four more weeks, our average temperature is now dropping day by day. Our forecast has certainly not reflected that through the weekend into part of the week ahead. For the third day in a row, Tulsa hit the century mark. This late-season heat wave still pales in comparison to what we endured a f...More >>
  • Just When You Thought Summer Was Over!

    Just When You Thought Summer Was Over!

    Summer is not over yet, but at least some relief is in sight.

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    Summer is not over yet, but at least some relief is in sight.

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  • Friday Morning Update

    A Hot Weekend Ahead

    A Hot Weekend Ahead

    Good morning. Our forecast discussion remains basically unchanged from the previous posts: hot temperatures will remain for the next few days with little chance for significant rainfall. A mid-level ridge of high pressure may strengthen slightly over eastern OK and western Arkansas this weekend before slowly moving east-southeast and weakening late next week. Until this pattern change occurs, we're locked into a summer-time pattern.More >>
    Good morning. Our forecast discussion remains basically unchanged from the previous posts: hot temperatures will remain for the next few days with little chance for significant rainfall. A mid-level ridge of high pressure may strengthen slightly over eastern OK and western Arkansas this weekend before slowly moving east-southeast and weakening late next week. Until this pattern change occurs, we're locked into a summer-time pattern.More >>
  • A Look Ahead to the Fall Season.

    A Look Ahead to the Fall Season.

    The late summer heat wave continues.  Also, a look ahead at September as well as the fall months of Sep-Nov.

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    The late summer heat wave continues.  Also, a look ahead at September as well as the fall months of Sep-Nov.

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  • Thursday Morning Update

    Increasing Temperatures

    Increasing Temperatures

    It looks like we're moving into the hottest part of the summer for eastern OK for the next few days. A mid-level ridge of high pressure will expand and intensify across the eastern third of the state allowing our highs to approach 100. Humidity values will be nearing the 103 to 105 range. Overnight lows will stay around the mid-70s. These conditions will be close to heat advisory or warning criteria but may fall just shy. Regardless, you should prepare for a rather warm stretch of weather wit...More >>
    It looks like we're moving into the hottest part of the summer for eastern OK for the next few days. A mid-level ridge of high pressure will expand and intensify across the eastern third of the state allowing our highs to approach 100. Humidity values will be nearing the 103 to 105 range. Overnight lows will stay around the mid-70s. These conditions will be close to heat advisory or warning criteria but may fall just shy. Regardless, you should prepare for a rather warm stretch of weather wit...More >>
  • Hot & Humid Again, But for How Much Longer?

    Hot & Humid Again, But for How Much Longer?

    As mentioned yesterday, a late summer heat wave will dominate our weather for the rest of this week and into the following week as well. As you can see from the first map on the right, courtesy of the OK Mesonet, temperatures today reached triple digits in some locations across W OK whereas a few more clouds in the sky helped keep temperatures somewhat in control on this side of the state.Even more sunshine and continued southerly breezes are expected through the weekend and the forecast for ...More >>
    As mentioned yesterday, a late summer heat wave will dominate our weather for the rest of this week and into the following week as well. As you can see from the first map on the right, courtesy of the OK Mesonet, temperatures today reached triple digits in some locations across W OK whereas a few more clouds in the sky helped keep temperatures somewhat in control on this side of the state.Even more sunshine and continued southerly breezes are expected through the weekend and the forecast for ...More >>
  • Wednesday Morning Update

    Tracking A Weak Disturbance Today

    Tracking A Weak Disturbance Today

    Temperatures and humidity will continue to dominate the local weather headlines for the next few days as heat advisories and heat warnings may be required for some locations. A couple of scattered showers or storms may occur today as a weak disturbance moves northward out of north TX during the next few hours. A disturbance located across north Central Texas was able to generate a few showers and storms across the North TX and Southeastern OK vicinity late yesterday evening. This disturbance ...More >>
    Temperatures and humidity will continue to dominate the local weather headlines for the next few days as heat advisories and heat warnings may be required for some locations. A couple of scattered showers or storms may occur today as a weak disturbance moves northward out of north TX during the next few hours. A disturbance located across north Central Texas was able to generate a few showers and storms across the North TX and Southeastern OK vicinity late yesterday evening. This disturbance ...More >>
  • And the Heat Goes On....But for How Much Longer?

    And the Heat Goes On....But for How Much Longer?

    The showers and storms of late yesterday were slow movers and dropped some locally heavy rainfall as the map on the right, courtesy of the OK Mesonet, shows. Some of the radar estimated totals were in excess of 3 inches, but for the most part the rains were rather spotty and most of us missed out. Unfortunately, our chances of any rainfall of significance for the coming week are pretty much in the slim to none category. Notice the second map on the right which has the 7 day QPF estimate and i...More >>
    The showers and storms of late yesterday were slow movers and dropped some locally heavy rainfall as the map on the right, courtesy of the OK Mesonet, shows. Some of the radar estimated totals were in excess of 3 inches, but for the most part the rains were rather spotty and most of us missed out. Unfortunately, our chances of any rainfall of significance for the coming week are pretty much in the slim to none category. Notice the second map on the right which has the 7 day QPF estimate and i...More >>
  • A Few Storms North

    Tuesday Morning Update

    Tuesday Morning Update

    The next few days will feature a return to summer-like weather. Afternoon highs should move into the mid and upper 90s with morning lows leveling off in the mid-70s. Heat advisory and warning criteria may be met in some locations across northern OK and southern Kansas by the end of the week into the first part of the weekend. A few showers or storms are still possible this morning across far northern OK and southern Kansas, but the odds are low. The mid-level ridge of high pressure is gaining...More >>
    The next few days will feature a return to summer-like weather. Afternoon highs should move into the mid and upper 90s with morning lows leveling off in the mid-70s. Heat advisory and warning criteria may be met in some locations across northern OK and southern Kansas by the end of the week into the first part of the weekend. A few showers or storms are still possible this morning across far northern OK and southern Kansas, but the odds are low. The mid-level ridge of high pressure is gaining...More >>
  • Tracking Early AM Storms

    Monday Morning Update

    Monday Morning Update

    Good morning. Other than a small complex of weakening showers and storms this morning, Our main forecast challenge revolves around our afternoon highs and heat index values . There will be an outside chance of a few showers or storms later tonight across the far southeastern Kansas and northern OK areas, but our chances will remain low after this morning's storms across far NE OK dissipate. . The radar should be void of precip after the 7am hour this morning with temps in the 70s. South to s...More >>
    Good morning. Other than a small complex of weakening showers and storms this morning, Our main forecast challenge revolves around our afternoon highs and heat index values . There will be an outside chance of a few showers or storms later tonight across the far southeastern Kansas and northern OK areas, but our chances will remain low after this morning's storms across far NE OK dissipate. . The radar should be void of precip after the 7am hour this morning with temps in the 70s. South to s...More >>
  • Hot, Humid Weekend Weather, But For How Much Longer?

    Hot, Humid Weekend Weather, But For How Much Longer?

    As mentioned in yesterday's blog, there has only been one day so far this month that was warmer than normal and it looks like that trend will extend through the day today. But, as mild as the month has been to this point, it is looking more and more like the pendulum will be swinging the other way for the rest of the month. So far, the average temperature is running about 4 degrees below normal, but if you have looked at the forecast for the weekend and next week, it is obvious that temperatu...More >>
    As mentioned in yesterday's blog, there has only been one day so far this month that was warmer than normal and it looks like that trend will extend through the day today. But, as mild as the month has been to this point, it is looking more and more like the pendulum will be swinging the other way for the rest of the month. So far, the average temperature is running about 4 degrees below normal, but if you have looked at the forecast for the weekend and next week, it is obvious that temperatu...More >>
  • Increasing Temperatures-Slight Storm Chances

    Friday Morning Update

    Friday Morning Update

    More typical August like weather will arrive today and this weekend, and should remain for several days next week. Afternoon highs today will move into the lower 90s with Saturday highs around 95 to 97. Temperature heat index values will be near or slightly above 100 this weekend but heat advisories are not anticipated for most of the area. A few showers or storms will be possible across the northern third of the state into southeastern Kansas. Most locations will remain dry, but a few spots ...More >>
    More typical August like weather will arrive today and this weekend, and should remain for several days next week. Afternoon highs today will move into the lower 90s with Saturday highs around 95 to 97. Temperature heat index values will be near or slightly above 100 this weekend but heat advisories are not anticipated for most of the area. A few showers or storms will be possible across the northern third of the state into southeastern Kansas. Most locations will remain dry, but a few spots ...More >>
  • A Return to More Typical August Weather in Time for the Weekend.

    A Return to More Typical August Weather in Time for the Weekend.

    Hard to believe, but so far this August there has only been one day that was above normal with respect to temperature. That trend will continue through today and again for Friday which means the first half of the month will certainly have been a mild one. Not for much longer though as the trend through the weekend and most likely for the rest of the month will be for a return to more seasonal levels of temperature and precipitation.The last few days have also had dew point temperatures in the...More >>
    Hard to believe, but so far this August there has only been one day that was above normal with respect to temperature. That trend will continue through today and again for Friday which means the first half of the month will certainly have been a mild one. Not for much longer though as the trend through the weekend and most likely for the rest of the month will be for a return to more seasonal levels of temperature and precipitation.The last few days have also had dew point temperatures in the...More >>
  • Getting Slowly Warmer

    Thursday Morning Update

    Thursday Morning Update

    Good morning! We're experiencing a few locations this morning in the upper 50s but most locations near Tulsa to the south will stay in the lower 60s. Our forecast will continue to feature increasing temperatures and humidity values for the next 48 hours or so. A few showers or storms may be possible this weekend into early next week, but the chances will remain low and mainly across the northern third of the state. Th...More >>
    Good morning! We're experiencing a few locations this morning in the upper 50s but most locations near Tulsa to the south will stay in the lower 60s. Our forecast will continue to feature increasing temperatures and humidity values for the next 48 hours or so. A few showers or storms may be possible this weekend into early next week, but the chances will remain low and mainly across the northern third of the state. Th...More >>
  • Enjoy the Mild Weather, Will Not Last Much Longer.

    Enjoy the Mild Weather, Will Not Last Much Longer.

    Although no records were set this morning, our day certainly started off with some very mild temperatures as the first map on the right, courtesy of the OK Mesonet clearly shows. Most locations were in the 50s to around 60 and for August, that is mighty nice. And, despite the full sunshine, our daytime temperatures have been relatively mild as well. In fact, that has been a recurring theme throughout this summer as every time we get into a hot, humid pattern it quickly changes back to milder,...More >>
    Although no records were set this morning, our day certainly started off with some very mild temperatures as the first map on the right, courtesy of the OK Mesonet clearly shows. Most locations were in the 50s to around 60 and for August, that is mighty nice. And, despite the full sunshine, our daytime temperatures have been relatively mild as well. In fact, that has been a recurring theme throughout this summer as every time we get into a hot, humid pattern it quickly changes back to milder,...More >>
  • Another Cool Morning

    Wednesday Morning Update

    Wednesday Morning Update

    Good morning! We're experiencing temperatures this morning in the upper 50s and lower 60s in the Tulsa metro with even cooler air across northeastern OK and southeastern Kansas. A few mid 50s may occur before the 7am hour. The pattern will slowly change tomorrow and then we're going to see a big warm up for the weekend into early next week. A few showers or storms may be possible this weekend into early next week, but the chances will remain low.More >>
    Good morning! We're experiencing temperatures this morning in the upper 50s and lower 60s in the Tulsa metro with even cooler air across northeastern OK and southeastern Kansas. A few mid 50s may occur before the 7am hour. The pattern will slowly change tomorrow and then we're going to see a big warm up for the weekend into early next week. A few showers or storms may be possible this weekend into early next week, but the chances will remain low.More >>
  • Tuesday Morning Update

    Lower Temperatures And Lower Humidity

    Lower Temperatures And Lower Humidity

    The drier air continues to move southward this morning across the Missouri Valley. This has allowed our temperatures to drop into the lower 60s and a few upper 50s during the past few hours across northeastern Ok southeastern Kansas. We anticipate a very mild start today with afternoon highs into the mid or upper 80s. North winds will remain across the area in the 10 to 15 mph range. Our forecast will be rather uneventful for the next few days before the pattern allows a storm chance to move ...More >>
    The drier air continues to move southward this morning across the Missouri Valley. This has allowed our temperatures to drop into the lower 60s and a few upper 50s during the past few hours across northeastern Ok southeastern Kansas. We anticipate a very mild start today with afternoon highs into the mid or upper 80s. North winds will remain across the area in the 10 to 15 mph range. Our forecast will be rather uneventful for the next few days before the pattern allows a storm chance to move ...More >>
  • Dry Air Moving South

    Monday Morning Update

    Monday Morning Update

    Good morning. Our forecast discussion will remain short and sweet today. We're looking at nice weather for the next few days!The weekend was interesting with some late night and early morning storm complexes moving across the area. No severe weather occurred and we picked up some nice August rainfall. This morning we're tracking a few showers and storms mainly across the far southern third of the state as a weak front...More >>
    Good morning. Our forecast discussion will remain short and sweet today. We're looking at nice weather for the next few days!The weekend was interesting with some late night and early morning storm complexes moving across the area. No severe weather occurred and we picked up some nice August rainfall. This morning we're tracking a few showers and storms mainly across the far southern third of the state as a weak front...More >>
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