Alan Crone's Weather Blog: Rain Returns
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The front that crossed our area Sunday night is now lifting northward as a warm front this morning across part of Texas. This boundary will be nearing the northeastern part of the state by later this afternoon and evening. Moisture is being transported up and over this boundary and is moving northeast into our portion of the state now in the form of increasing clouds. We'll see some showers by late afternoon nearing the southwestern part of the state early this morning. The exact timing may change, but we anticipate the higher chances for the metro later this afternoon into the evening hours. No severe weather is expected. This system will exit the region early Thursday morning with a few thunderstorms pre-dawn lasting until about 8am to 9am. Thursday afternoon highs will move into the upper 70s near 80 along with gusty south winds at 10 to 20 mph.
The upper air pattern will support a much stronger system nearing the area for the end of the week into the weekend. A major trough located across the Pacific Northwest is expected to drop southward and emerge into the inter-mountain region Friday. A strong jet streak will round of the base of this main through Friday and influence far western OK with a chance for a few strong to severe storms. We'll carry a slight chance of storms for our Friday forecast even though the higher chances will reside west.