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Nice Saturday, Chance Showers/Storms Sunday.

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Mighty nice day today, for the middle of June. Notice the first map on the right, courtesy of the OK Mesonet. Morning lows in the 50s to around 60 and daytime highs only in the 70s or low 80s certainly made for a very pleasant day. Particularly with the severe clear skies, light winds, and low humidity levels. Hope you have enjoyed it as it will soon be just a memory due to warmer temperatures and higher humidity levels that will become more of a factor as we go through the weekend.

For tonight, the fair skies and dew point temperatures in the 50s will allow temperatures to drop below normal once again. But, it will not be as cool as this morning due to the winds returning to a SE direction and blowing at 5-10 mph through the overnight hours. Temperatures by early morning should be in the low-mid 60s for the most part to start the day Saturday.

Then, as we go through the day Saturday, gusty southerly winds will increase to 15-25 mph or more so it will be rather breezy. Temperatures will reach the mid-upper 80s which is pretty close to normal for this time of year and we will start seeing a few more clouds. Showers/storms are then expected to develop in the high plains well to our west and make a run at us by early Sunday morning. That activity will be quickly falling apart, but there will be at least a chance of some early morning showers/thunder.

Better chances of showers/storms are then expected for later in the day Sunday and into the early morning hours of Monday as a weak frontal boundary moves this way, stalls out, and eventually becomes diffuse. Right now, Father's Day should be OK for most activities till late in the day and into the early night time hours when the best chances of showers/storms should occur. There will also be at least a slight potential for some to be severe with primarily a wind/hail threat.

After that, little or no mention of rain is anticipated until along about late Wednesday or more likely into the day Thursday or Friday. There are some timing differences with respect to the longer range products later next week making it difficult to be very specific regarding the timing and coverage of that activity. Suffice it to say that the potential will be there for some locally heavy showers/storms during that time frame. In fact, from the 7 day QPF map on the right, it is apparent that some locations could pick up some decent rainfall. That would be most likely from the Sunday/Sunday night activity and again for the activity later in the week.

Temperatures will also be running a bit above normal starting Sunday with morning lows in the low 70s and daytime highs close to 90. Morning lows generally in the low 70s and daytime highs near 90 are then expected for much of next week with possibly somewhat cooler conditions by Thu/Fri depending on areal coverage of showers/storms. Brisk southerly winds will also prevail meaning higher dew point temperatures which in turn means hot/humid conditions….in other words more like summer. Which, by the way, officially arrives according to the calendar a week from Saturday.

So, stay cool, stay tuned, and check back for updates.

Dick Faurot

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