Sunny and mild conditions are likely today with highs in the upper 70s.
We're in store for another very nice 48 hours of weather before a southern stream system approaches with a chance of showers and storms for part of the area. Highs today will be in the mid to upper 70s with light north winds.
Our main feature of interest continues to be the upper level system over the desert southwest. Model data has been trending slightly wetter for the Friday and Saturday time periods for most of southern OK and there appears to be a chance of some of this activity moving northward into the northeastern OK vicinity. Last nights 00Z EURO run is leading the way with the increasing rain chances, and consequently, I have increased the pops for Friday and Saturday to at least the 30% chance, and this may need to come up. Locations south of I-40 will almost certainly have higher rain and storm chances Friday into Saturday before the system begins exiting the region Sunday morning. I kept the 20 pop for Sunday and took the slight chance (10%) out of the forecast for the Monday morning time period.
The upper air pattern after this weekend will be somewhat quiet and calm for May. This means most of the early part of next week will be sunny and mild, but the upper air flow will be from the northwest. This flow can bring fast moving systems near the area that can result in some early morning showers and storms. But at this point, we'll keep the forecast dry and mild for the first few days of next week.
The average high: 78
Records today: 93 from 1918.
38 from both 1923 and 1906.
Precipitation year to date: 12.09
Normal for the period: 12.05
Sunrise today: 6:22AM
Sunset today: 8:18PM