Tracking Storms Headed To Eastern Oklahoma - NewsOn6.com - Tulsa, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports - KOTV.com |

Tracking Storms Headed To Eastern Oklahoma

Posted: Updated:
TULSA, Oklahoma -

Temperatures are chilly this morning across northern Oklahoma and southern Kansas with the number of locations reporting upper 30s near 40.   Daytime highs should move back into the upper 60s or lower 70s this afternoon along with southeast winds and 15 to 20 miles per hour. Some sunshine will be possible for the next few hours before increasing clouds will take over the sky later this afternoon and tonight and head of a storm system that may bring a few storms in Oklahoma.   However, a much stronger storm system will be approaching the area Friday and Saturday with increasing rain and thunder storm chances including the threats of severe weather and flooding rains.

WARN Interactive Radar

While we will have a system nearing the area later today and tonight with a chance of showers or storms, I focus most of the attention on the stronger system arriving Friday night into Saturday.

Weather Alerts

The front that moved across the area Wednesday and stalled across portions of north Texas is now lifting northward. This boundary will eventually be located near the I-40 or possibly the I-44 corridor region by Friday midday through afternoon. As this process is occurring, a major upper-level storm system will be nearing the Southern Plains.   South Winds will continue to bring warm and moist air back across the state and into eastern Oklahoma.   Friday morning a layer of warm air loft may be present and should keep thunderstorm activity either away from most of our area.   But by the late Friday afternoon into the evening hours, the cap will weaken and the storm system will develop thunder across portions of south central and eastern Oklahoma along the above-mentioned front. This front will slowly sink southeast Friday night into Saturday with additional heavy thunderstorms a possibility along and north of the boundary.   So while there will be a severe weather threat with large hail, damaging winds and tornadoes with the system Friday evening into pre-dawn Saturday, the main threats may transition to more of a heavy rainfall Saturday morning through the afternoon.  The National Weather Service will issue a flood watch and a flash flood watch for portions of southern and eastern Oklahoma that will be in effect Friday through Saturday. Rainfall amounts of 4 to 7 inches will be possible including some locally heavier amounts. The exact location of the heaviest rainfall axis may still change. But at this point it does appear that south central and east central Oklahoma will have the higher opportunity for flooding potential. We do encourage you to remain aware of your weather surroundings this weekend.

Stay Connected With The News On 6

After the system exits Sunday morning, blustery conditions will remain with highs Sunday afternoon in the 50s along with northwest winds around 15 to 25 mph.

Monday looks good but another front will near the state Tuesday night into Wednesday of next week.

Thanks for reading the Thursday morning weather discussion and blog.

Have a great day!

Alan Crone

  • 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 >>
  • Alan Crone's BlogMore>>

  • Weekend Storm Chances Remain

    Weekend Storm Chances Remain

    The morning complex has basically cleared southeastern OK and continues to roll across part of northeastern TX and southwestern Arkansas early this morning.  Locations along the I-40 region northward will continue with some spotty showers and storms for the next few hours before this activity gradually diminishes.  While a few models try to redevelop some showers and storms around midday across northeastern OK, I’ll continue with a more plausible scenario for additiona...More >>
    The morning complex has basically cleared southeastern OK and continues to roll across part of northeastern TX and southwestern Arkansas early this morning.  Locations along the I-40 region northward will continue with some spotty showers and storms for the next few hours before this activity gradually diminishes.  While a few models try to redevelop some showers and storms around midday across northeastern OK, I’ll continue with a more plausible scenario for additiona...More >>
  • Severe Weather Chances For Eastern Oklahoma

    Severe Weather Chances For Eastern Oklahoma

    Our upper air pattern has transformed back to spring!  As mentioned here earlier this week, the ridge has flattened and basically developed into two distinct areas.  One across the far southeastern U.S into the Gulf and the other across the Mexican Plateau region.

    More >>

    Our upper air pattern has transformed back to spring!  As mentioned here earlier this week, the ridge has flattened and basically developed into two distinct areas.  One across the far southeastern U.S into the Gulf and the other across the Mexican Plateau region.

    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.