After the morning clouds yesterday, we experienced some much needed sunshine across the state Tuesday afternoon.   And today additional sunshine is expected with mostly clear sky and cool temperatures.   Morning lows in the upper 20s and lower 30s will be followed by highs in the upper 40s across northeastern OK and a few lower 50s.   We’ll keep lower 50s on the map for the Tulsa metro.  Temperatures at 5K ft. will be quite chilly for most of the day across far eastern OK and I’ll keep these locations in the upper 40s.  Winds will be from the west and northwest today around 10 mph as a surface ridge of high pressure influences part of the area.  Cool morning lows will remain but a gradual warming trend will also be expected Thursday through the weekend.   Thursday morning lows in the upper 20s to lower 30s will give way to upper 30s for weekend lows, while daytime highs in the mid-50s Thursday will reach the lower 60s Friday and Saturday before our next system moves into the area.  This nice stretch of weather should remain for most of the next few days, but the upper air pattern will become active soon.

The upper air flow will bring a fast moving disturbance across the area Thursday night into Friday from the central plains.   The lack of low level moisture will keep this system dry as it brushes the Missouri Valley.  Another weak wind shift may occur briefly Friday morning to midday with south winds returning Friday midday into the weekend.

A stronger looking disturbance will develop at the base of a west coast trough and move through the southern U.S. Saturday and into Oklahoma and north TX Sunday into Monday.   The result should be a few showers, at least across part of southern OK and north TX.   The precipitation chances for the northern third of the state will remain low with this system.   EURO data is much weaker with the system today compared to the GFS bowling ball of energy moving across the state.   Regardless, the moisture availability for this system will remain low.   This does not mean it won’t rain but it does mean if any precipitation falls, it will be very light.  Our pop will remain around 30%.

Thanks for reading the Wednesday morning weather discussion and blog.

Have a super great day!

Alan Crone