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Storms Possible this Evening.

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Those overnight showers/storms were another disappointment regarding rainfall as you can see from the map on the right, courtesy of the OK Mesonet. Some of the more western counties received a good soaking, which they needed, but the system fell apart by the time it crossed I-35 so most of us did not get much more than enough to settle the dust, if even that.

As the morning clouds gradually dissipate, we will have enough sunshine this afternoon for temperatures to make it up to around 90 or the lower 90s. Together with a weak frontal boundary in the general area, that should be enough for some storms to redevelop late this afternoon, particularly for the more northern counties, and some of those will extend into the night tonight. Some of those will also have a severe potential with locally damaging winds and hail the primary threats. The chances of any one location receiving measurable rainfall will be on the order of 30%.

After that, a 20% chance of showers/storms is expected on Monday and less than that for the rest of the week. Although our rain chances through the week are non-zero, any additional showers or storms are expected to be very isolated.

Brisk southerly winds today and southerly winds again Monday will keep us quite warm if not hot with daytime highs around 90 and overnight lows in the lower 70s. However, by Monday night another weak front will be pushing through the state and a more NE wind is then expected for Tuesday. Easterly winds on Wed and a return to S or SE winds for later in the week will keep temperatures at or above normal pretty much all week long. That translates into daytime highs in the 80s and overnight lows in the mid-upper 60s.

And, if you catch a good rain, count your blessings.

In the meantime, stay tuned and check back for updates.

Dick Faurot

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