A warm, dry forecast for Wednesday will give way to increasing
thunderstorm chances as the weekend nears.
The National Weather Service said the state remained sandwiched
between high pressure to the west and low pressure to the east.
Moisture over the area and afternoon heating may help spark
thunderstorms, but widespread development wasn't expected.
On Tuesday, skies were partly to mostly cloudy and temperatures
ranged from 87 degrees in McAlester and Muskogee to 94 degrees in
Guymon and Hobart. The mercury peaked at 88 degrees in Guthrie,
Ponca City and Tulsa and hit 91 degrees in Clinton, Gage, Lawton
and Oklahoma City, according to the weather service.
Skies should be mostly sunny on Wednesday, with highs reaching
the 80s and 90s. Lows in the 60s and 70s are expected Wednesday
night, forecasters said.
Skies should be partly to mostly cloudy Thursday through Sunday,
with a slight chance of storms in the southeast on Thursday and a
better chance on Friday as a cool front makes a run for the state.
Temperatures both days should reach the 80s and 90s before falling
back into the 60s and 70s Thursday and Friday nights.
Showers and thunderstorms will be possible statewide on Saturday
and southeastern Oklahoma will have the best chance on Sunday.
Temperatures both days should reach the 80s and 90s and lows in
the 60s and 70s are possible, forecasters said.