We're right on the edge of seeing an upper level system drawing closer to the area.  But today it will remain too far southwest of our area to impact the weather other than some high clouds later today.  We'll experience highs near 80 with sunshine and southeast winds around 10 mph.  Friday the system currently near the desert southwest will begin moving northeast bringing rain and storm activity into Texas and possibly into southern OK Friday morning and near Northeastern OK Friday afternoon and evening.   

The EURO continues to be the model offering the wet solution for the weekend while the NAM is consistently keeping the moisture to the south of the state.  The last run of the GFS is starting to fall in line with a wetter EURO solution.  We have elected to keep a mention for some showers and storms beginning Friday evening, but we have not increased the probabilities as high as the EURO is suggesting.  Rain and storm activity is expected to be higher regardless of the model to our south across North Texas and part of southern OK.  The EURO would suggest a rain out for southern Ok Saturday afternoon evening.   The system will be exiting the region Sunday afternoon with a northwest flow aloft for the first few days of next week.  The NW flow can bring surprise systems to the area pretty quickly, but at this point, we'll keep the forecast dry and mild for a few days next week.

Temps should remain warm today with highs in the lower 80s but the increase in cloud cover both Friday afternoon and Saturday will act to bring the highs down into the lower or mid 70s this weekend.

Readings should remain near or slightly above normal early next week.


Yesterday in Tulsa: 79

Normal high: 78.  Normal low: 57

Records:  97 from 1963 and 41 from 1909

Sunrise today: 6:21AM  Sunset today: 8:19PM

On this date in 2010:  A major tornado outbreak occurred in the state 55 tornadoes reported.   From 5pm to 7:41PM there was at least one tornado in the state every minute.