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  • Dangerous Heat This Weekend

    Dangerous Heat This Weekend

    Dangerous Heat This Weekend

    While a good chunk of this season has slid by without much in the way of brutal heat, this weekend will be a taste of what we endured over the previous several summers. A heat dome is again building over the Plains and the heat wave will peak over the weekend with highs near the century mark and heat index values between 105° and 110°. As shown in my first map, an Excessive Heat Warning is in effect for Tulsa along wi...More >>
    While a good chunk of this season has slid by without much in the way of brutal heat, this weekend will be a taste of what we endured over the previous several summers. A heat dome is again building over the Plains and the heat wave will peak over the weekend with highs near the century mark and heat index values between 105° and 110°. As shown in my first map, an Excessive Heat Warning is in effect for Tulsa along wi...More >>
  • More Cooler Air Possible Next Week

    Friday Morning Update

    Friday Morning Update

    Good Morning. After a minor break from the heat yesterday, we’re expecting temperatures to climb today and Saturday. Afternoon highs will be near the mid or upper 90stoday and probably from 100 to 102 Saturday. Temperature heat index values will be nearing 105 to 107 both days from Tulsa to the west. Heat advisories will be required for a large portion of the state today, including the Tulsa metro and locations west. Some areas of eastern OK will not be included in the advisory today. The pat...More >>
    Good Morning. After a minor break from the heat yesterday, we’re expecting temperatures to climb today and Saturday. Afternoon highs will be near the mid or upper 90stoday and probably from 100 to 102 Saturday. Temperature heat index values will be nearing 105 to 107 both days from Tulsa to the west. Heat advisories will be required for a large portion of the state today, including the Tulsa metro and locations west. Some areas of eastern OK will not be included in the advisory today. The pat...More >>
  • The Heat Returns Friday and Saturday

    Thursday Morning Update

    Thursday Morning Update

    Good morning. We're looking at a minor break today from the heat with highs in the lower 90s. But we anticipate much warmer and humid conditions to prevail Friday through most of the weekend. Heat advisories and heat warnings will no doubt be required for portions of the state Friday and Saturday, and possibly Sunday. Another pattern change is likely to occur next week andthis will bring cooler air back to the state.A...More >>
    Good morning. We're looking at a minor break today from the heat with highs in the lower 90s. But we anticipate much warmer and humid conditions to prevail Friday through most of the weekend. Heat advisories and heat warnings will no doubt be required for portions of the state Friday and Saturday, and possibly Sunday. Another pattern change is likely to occur next week andthis will bring cooler air back to the state.A...More >>
  • Wednesday Morning Update

    Tracking A Chance For A Few Storms

    Tracking A Chance For A Few Storms

    Good morning. We're expecting another hot day across southern Kansas and northern OK despite a slight chance for showers and storms as a cold front nears the area. This boundary will not bring a major temp change, but we'll notice slightly cooler and drier air later tonight into Thursday morning. Highs today will be near 97 in Tulsa with temp heat index values nearing 105. Excessive heat warnings remain for Tulsa county. Heat advisories remain for part of southern Kansas and northeastern OK. ...More >>
    Good morning. We're expecting another hot day across southern Kansas and northern OK despite a slight chance for showers and storms as a cold front nears the area. This boundary will not bring a major temp change, but we'll notice slightly cooler and drier air later tonight into Thursday morning. Highs today will be near 97 in Tulsa with temp heat index values nearing 105. Excessive heat warnings remain for Tulsa county. Heat advisories remain for part of southern Kansas and northeastern OK. ...More >>
  • Summer Pattern Continues… For Now

    Summer Pattern Continues… For Now

    Summer Pattern Continues… For Now

    After our record-breaking cool spell straight out of October last week, summer has returned with a vengeance. For the second day in a row, an Oppressive Heat Warning will be in effect for Tulsa. The actual air temperatures are rather close to normal for mid-late July, but we’re paying the price for the rainfall from last week as extra moisture is now in the air. It’s visible in the haze and even more apparent when you step out your door. This mugginess is being realized as heat indices betwee...More >>
    After our record-breaking cool spell straight out of October last week, summer has returned with a vengeance. For the second day in a row, an Oppressive Heat Warning will be in effect for Tulsa. The actual air temperatures are rather close to normal for mid-late July, but we’re paying the price for the rainfall from last week as extra moisture is now in the air. It’s visible in the haze and even more apparent when you step out your door. This mugginess is being realized as heat indices betwee...More >>
  • More Hot Air Expected Today

    Tuesday Morning Update

    Tuesday Morning Update

    Good morning. The mid-level ridge of high pressure will keep the heat in place today and heat index values should climb to near or above 105. As morning lows both today and tomorrow morning stay near or above 75 in many locations, the NWS will issue heat advisories for a number of locations across the state and region. Take a look at the top red bar on the web page for the very latest county bycounty information. Tulsa County will be included in an excessive heat warning.More >>
    Good morning. The mid-level ridge of high pressure will keep the heat in place today and heat index values should climb to near or above 105. As morning lows both today and tomorrow morning stay near or above 75 in many locations, the NWS will issue heat advisories for a number of locations across the state and region. Take a look at the top red bar on the web page for the very latest county bycounty information. Tulsa County will be included in an excessive heat warning.More >>
  • After Record Breaking Cool, July Heat Returns This Week

    After Record Breaking Cool, July Heat Returns This Week

    Last week we had record breaking cool temperatures in Oklahoma, this week we are back to normal with July heat.More >>
    Last week we had record breaking cool temperatures in Oklahoma, this week we are back to normal with July heat.More >>
  • Monday Morning Update

    Monday Morning Update

    Monday Morning Update

    This past week has been absolutely wonderful. But the pattern has changed and we're moving into more of a typical summer-time pattern including temps moving a few degrees above normal along with increasing temperature heat index values as low level moisture continues to surge northward across the state. Our next chance for a few showers or storms may occur Wednesday as a weak front nears the state. A stronger front is expected to move across the state this weekend.More >>
    This past week has been absolutely wonderful. But the pattern has changed and we're moving into more of a typical summer-time pattern including temps moving a few degrees above normal along with increasing temperature heat index values as low level moisture continues to surge northward across the state. Our next chance for a few showers or storms may occur Wednesday as a weak front nears the state. A stronger front is expected to move across the state this weekend.More >>
  • Relatively Mild Weekend, Warmer Next Week

    Relatively Mild Weekend, Warmer Next Week

    It's been a cool July, but the coming week is going to heat up.More >>
    It's been a cool July, but the coming week is going to heat up.More >>
  • Hot Weekend, Cooler Next Week

    Hot Weekend, Cooler Next Week

    The weekend might be hot, but we're in for a nice cool down next week.More >>
    The weekend might be hot, but we're in for a nice cool down next week.More >>
  • Friday Morning Update

    Friday Morning Update

    The storm system responsible for the rain and cooler air is now exiting the state. We may havea few more showers across extreme eastern or southeastern OK early this morning, but our rain chances are basically finished. The clouds will begin to decrease from the west to the east later today and afternoon highs will move into the upper 70s or the lower 80s with northeast winds around 10 mph. The heaviest rainfall occur...More >>
    The storm system responsible for the rain and cooler air is now exiting the state. We may havea few more showers across extreme eastern or southeastern OK early this morning, but our rain chances are basically finished. The clouds will begin to decrease from the west to the east later today and afternoon highs will move into the upper 70s or the lower 80s with northeast winds around 10 mph. The heaviest rainfall occur...More >>
  • Thursday Morning Update

    Thursday Morning Update

    The rain started yesterday and is continuing this morning across part but not all of the state. A flash flood watch remains for western, central, and southern OKtoday through Friday. The Tulsa metro is not included in this watch. Temperatures today will remain in the 60s near 70 for daytime highs. These readings will set records for low maximum highs across the area today. A stationary boundary is located near the Red...More >>
    The rain started yesterday and is continuing this morning across part but not all of the state. A flash flood watch remains for western, central, and southern OKtoday through Friday. The Tulsa metro is not included in this watch. Temperatures today will remain in the 60s near 70 for daytime highs. These readings will set records for low maximum highs across the area today. A stationary boundary is located near the Red...More >>
  • Wednesday Morning Update

    Wednesday Morning Update

    Temperatures yesterday afternoon were absolutely wonderful with afternoon highs in the upper 70s and lower 80s. We're expecting another very nice afternoon regarding the temps with many locations once again in the upper 70s and lower 80s. The next 36 to 48 hours will feature a strong storm system nearing the area with increasing rain and thunderstorm chances. Some heavy rainfall will be likely across the southern third of the state where some multi-inch rainfall will be likely. The Tulsa metr...More >>
    Temperatures yesterday afternoon were absolutely wonderful with afternoon highs in the upper 70s and lower 80s. We're expecting another very nice afternoon regarding the temps with many locations once again in the upper 70s and lower 80s. The next 36 to 48 hours will feature a strong storm system nearing the area with increasing rain and thunderstorm chances. Some heavy rainfall will be likely across the southern third of the state where some multi-inch rainfall will be likely. The Tulsa metr...More >>
  • Tuesday Morning Weather Update

    Tuesday Morning Weather Update

    Good morning!The strong cold front moved across the area last evening bringing gusty north winds and a few showers and storms. Some thunderstorm damage was reported in the Mayes county area. The cooler air will continue to slide across the area this morning with lows in the 60s. Afternoon highs will be around 80 today with northeast winds at 10 to 15 mph. I anticipate eastern OK remaining dry for the day, but our rain...More >>
    Good morning!The strong cold front moved across the area last evening bringing gusty north winds and a few showers and storms. Some thunderstorm damage was reported in the Mayes county area. The cooler air will continue to slide across the area this morning with lows in the 60s. Afternoon highs will be around 80 today with northeast winds at 10 to 15 mph. I anticipate eastern OK remaining dry for the day, but our rain...More >>
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    Monday Morning Update

    Monday Morning Update

    Good morning! We're tracking a few showers and storms this morning across portions of northern OK but the main focus of the forecast is a strong cold front moving across the area later today. This boundary will bring cooler air to the state for the middle of the week. A series of upper level disturbances may also bring higher rain chances back to portions of the area Wednesday and Thursday.The first front moved across...More >>
    Good morning! We're tracking a few showers and storms this morning across portions of northern OK but the main focus of the forecast is a strong cold front moving across the area later today. This boundary will bring cooler air to the state for the middle of the week. A series of upper level disturbances may also bring higher rain chances back to portions of the area Wednesday and Thursday.The first front moved across...More >>
  • Hot Again For The Weekend, Cool-Down Next Week

    Hot Again For The Weekend, Cool-Down Next Week

    After a nice rainfall the weekend is going to heat up, but we're in for a cool-down next week.More >>
    After a nice rainfall the weekend is going to heat up, but we're in for a cool-down next week.More >>
  • Wet Start to Thursday, Then Hot for the Weekend.

    Wet Start to Thursday, Then Hot for the Weekend.

    Several locations across the state picked up some pretty good rains during the overnight hours and into the morning before everything dissipated by this afternoon. Notice the 24 hour rainfall map on the right, courtesy of the OK Mesonet, where a few locations around the OKC area received nearly 4” of rainfall. However, that was a relatively narrow band in which some training took place where showers/storms kept moving over the same general locations over a period of several hours. Nothing sev...More >>
    Several locations across the state picked up some pretty good rains during the overnight hours and into the morning before everything dissipated by this afternoon. Notice the 24 hour rainfall map on the right, courtesy of the OK Mesonet, where a few locations around the OKC area received nearly 4” of rainfall. However, that was a relatively narrow band in which some training took place where showers/storms kept moving over the same general locations over a period of several hours. Nothing sev...More >>
  • Brief Relief From The Heat

    Brief Relief From The Heat

    It may be July, but Oklahoma is about to get some brief relief from the heat.More >>
    It may be July, but Oklahoma is about to get some brief relief from the heat.More >>
  • 'Cool Spell' Followed by Another Heat Wave

    'Cool Spell' Followed By Another Heat Wave

    'Cool Spell' Followed By Another Heat Wave

    Monday was our first day of 2014 to hit the century mark in Tulsa and, fortunately, we’re pulling away from that number just a bit for a few days. It’s thanks to a cold front that is sagging southward through our region today.More >>
    Monday was our first day of 2014 to hit the century mark in Tulsa and, fortunately, we’re pulling away from that number just a bit for a few days. It’s thanks to a cold front that is sagging southward through our region today.More >>
  • Heat and Humidity Returns.

    Heat and Humidity Returns.

    Increasing temperatures and humidity levels will result in more typical summer-time weather in the days ahead.More >>
    Increasing temperatures and humidity levels will result in more typical summer-time weather in the days ahead.More >>
  • Brief Relief from the Heat, Chance of Showers/Storms.

    Brief Relief from the Heat, Chance of Showers/Storms.

    Today was the hottest day of the year so far, but some brief relief is coming our way along with at least a chance of showers/storms.More >>
    Today was the hottest day of the year so far, but some brief relief is coming our way along with at least a chance of showers/storms.More >>
  • Heating Up For the Holiday Weekend

    Heating Up For the Holiday Weekend

    Happy Independence Day, everyone! We, Oklahomans, are lucking out with an outstanding day of weather. However, the heat is on as we head down the road.More >>
    Happy Independence Day, everyone! We, Oklahomans, are lucking out with an outstanding day of weather. However, the heat is on as we head down the road.More >>
  • Mild Again Tonight, But Warmer Weather Will Return.

    Mild Again Tonight, But Warmer Weather Will Return.

    Mild again tonight, but more typical July weather will be returning for the weekend and into next week.More >>
    Mild again tonight, but more typical July weather will be returning for the weekend and into next week.More >>
  • Mild and Low Humidity for a Few Days.

    Mild and Low Humidity for a Few Days.

    Milder temperatures along with comfortably low humidity levels will be replaced by warmer, more humid conditions by the weekend.More >>
    Milder temperatures along with comfortably low humidity levels will be replaced by warmer, more humid conditions by the weekend.More >>
  • Wednesday Morning Update

    Wednesday Morning Update

    Morning clouds and sprinkles will give way to mostly sunny and mild conditions this afternoon with highs in the mid 80s. A very slight chance of shower will remain across western areas today.More >>
    The front is located to our south this morning. And the storm zone has been located along and north of the boundary for the last several hours. Most of the activity will be south of the Tulsa metro forMore >>
  • A Look Back at June and Jan-Jun.

    A Look Back at June and Jan-Jun.

    Some badly needed moisture fell during June, but this is still one of the driest periods on record.More >>
    Some badly needed moisture fell during June, but this is still one of the driest periods on record.More >>
  • Tuesday Morning Update

    Tuesday Morning Update

    A few showers or storms will be possible today with highs in the mid to upper 80s. Some additional chances will remain later tonight into the pre-dawn hours of Wednesday.More >>
    Good morning. We're tracking an area of thunderstorm activity this morning located north and northwest of the Tulsa metro. These showers and storms will continue sliding east to southeast and may approachMore >>
  • Not as Hot, Chances of Showers/Storms.

    Not as Hot, Chances of Showers/Storms.

    A bit of a break in the heat next few days along with another chance of showers/storms.More >>
    A bit of a break in the heat next few days along with another chance of showers/storms.More >>
  • Monday Morning Update

    Monday Morning Update

    Expect another warm, breezy, and muggy day with highs near 94. Heat index values will be near or slightly above 100. Storm chances remain in the extended forecast.More >>
    The forecast will continue to focus on warm and humid conditions along with storm chances for the short and midterm of the 7 day planner. A few scattered showers or storms will be possible later todayMore >>
  • Saturday Storms and Summer Heat

    Saturday Storms and Summer Heat

    Slowly but surely, I'm having to use "hot" more than "warm" and "sun" more than "storms" in my forecasts. However, the storm chances are still hanging around even as a summer-like heat dome tries to build into the region.More >>
    Slowly but surely, I'm having to use "hot" more than "warm" and "sun" more than "storms" in my forecasts. However, the storm chances are still hanging around even as a summer-like heat dome tries to build into the region.More >>
  • Friday Morning Update

    Friday Morning Update

    A breezy, warm, and muggy day is expected with highs in the upper 80s. Storm chances will remain for part of the weekend. Some could be severe.More >>
    Our weather forecast hasn't changed much over the past few days: the chance for a few showers and storms will remain in the forecast with afternoon highs in the mid to upper 80s. We will be increasingMore >>
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