Wet And Windy Thursday But Drying Trend About To Arrive


Thursday, October 29th 2020, 9:54 am
By: Stephen Nehrenz


Tulsa -

Rain is falling yet again on our Thursday morning, but the end of our several day rainy spell finally arrives later today!

Once again, widespread showers will envelop most of eastern Oklahoma through the midday hours. And unfortunately, we’ll be dealing with wind-driven rain with north wind gusts of 20 to 30 miles per hour. It’ll be, in a word, nasty to be outside so be prepared!

Back To Fall!

Now here’s the first piece of good news: The rain will come to an end today! The back edge of showers will quickly clear from west-to-east by lunchtime into early afternoon, with drier conditions for the latter half of our Thursday. It’ll still remain a chilly day with those north winds and highs in the upper 40s to around 50.

Winds will decrease significantly this evening and tonight as high pressure settles in, setting us up for a cold night. A light freeze is possible for much of Green Country Friday morning with lows in the lower 30s and even some upper 20s north of Tulsa. Some areas of dense fog will try to develop (thanks in part to all the moisture leftover from this week), and in areas where temperatures fall below freezing, we will have to watch closely for some slick spots to start Friday.

Thursday Highs

But at long last, we’ll get a nice rebound Friday afternoon as sunshine returns! It’ll be a cool but beautiful fall-like end to the week with light winds and highs nearing 60 Friday afternoon. And we’re set up for great weather on Halloween Saturday too, with south winds and highs in the 60s! And no precipitation and no big weather concerns for trick-or-treaters on Halloween night either.

I hope you have a great Thursday, Green Country! You can also follow me on Twitter @StephenNehrenz as well as my Facebook page Meteorologist Stephen Nehrenz to stay up to date with the very latest.