Dick Faurot's Weather Blog: Rain At Last; Turning Cooler - NewsOn6.com - Tulsa, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports - KOTV.com |

Dick Faurot's Weather Blog: Rain At Last; Turning Cooler

Posted: Updated:

The widespread rains we have been anticipating for days now is currently spreading over Green Country as I write and has already dropped some generous totals for our western neighbors.

Notice the 24-hour totals as of late this afternoon, courtesy of the OK Mesonet, and you can see this system has produced a good soaking, and it has been widespread.

Now that the rains have arrived, they will be with us off and on through the overnight hours and into the morning of our Friday. The showers will be gradually shifting on SE as we go through the day Friday with the showers largely confined to the more E and SE counties by afternoon and evening. By the time the Friday football games roll around, most of the rain should have shifted further to the SE, although there will be a slight chance of some sprinkles or perhaps a brief shower just about anywhere.

Rainfall totals for Green Country do not look to be as generous as what our western neighbors received, with most locations receiving anywhere from ½ to 1 inch of rain for the NE counties and heavier totals for the more SE counties. Quite frankly, that is where it is more desperately needed.

The upper-level system responsible for these showers does not have a surface reflection, so we will keep a S or SE surface wind and continued mild temperatures through the day Friday.

A surface cool front will finally arrive during the early morning hours of Saturday, which will have another good chance of showers and perhaps some thunder, but that system will be quickly moving on to the SE.

Most of the rain should have ended by Saturday morning, but a slight chance of some sprinkles or a few lingering showers will be possible just about anywhere through the morning hours and perhaps into the afternoon as well. For the most part, that should set the stage for some pretty good football weather for the college games on Saturday across the state.

As you can see on our forecast page, there is only a very slight chance of a shower or two Sunday morning and the next chance of rain after that will be on Tuesday. Again, the longer range guidance has not been particularly consistent from run to run or model to model, but a stronger cool front looks to be arriving that night or early Wednesday. That will be followed by an even more significant cool-down going into the latter part of next week.

In fact, as you can see on the 6-10-day outlooks, temperatures are expected to average below normal going through the Halloween weekend, and we may see another chance of rain over the Halloween time frame as well. Again, those details are yet to be worked out, but the trends are certainly there.

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

Dick Faurot

  • Travis Meyer's BlogMore>>

  • What A Storm!

    What A Storm!

    Well that was one wild 10 day runs with Oklahoma weather! Record snow of 27" @ Spavinaw and a record state low of -31 in Nowata.More >>
    Well that was one wild 10 day runs with Oklahoma weather! Record snow of 27" @ Spavinaw and a record state low of -31 in Nowata.More >>
  • SHORT COLD BLAST THIS TIME

    SHORT COLD BLAST THIS TIME

    Our strong, but little, storm system that brought cold rain, wind and falling temperatures to Green Country is moving out.More >>
    Our strong, but little, storm system that brought cold rain, wind and falling temperatures to Green Country is moving out.More >>

Special Features

Bus Stop Forecast

Wondering if you’ll need rain gear for you morning bus trip or afternoon ride home? Ask Alan!

Weather 101

Learn more about weather events that affect Oklahomans

Radars

See where weather is happening using our live interactive radars.

Live Traffic

Get the latest road conditions on Green Country roadways.

CBS Shows

Watch your favorite CBS shows for free online.

Live Radar

WARN Interactive

Featured on NewsOn6.com

  • Radars

    See where weather is happening using our live interactive radars.

  • Osage SkyNews 6

    When there is breaking news across the state Osage SkyNews 6 can be first on the scene.

  • Storm Zone

    Watch tornadoes tear across Oklahoma and learn how to stay safe!

Powered by Frankly
News On 6
303 N. Boston Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74103
Newson6.com is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 KOTV. Oklahoma Traveler™ is a registered trademark of Griffin Communications. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.