Stacia Knight: Rainy Weekend Forecast, But Sunshine Returns Monday
TULSA, Oklahoma - Spring Break started on a dreary note Saturday but conditions will improve as we get through the weekend.
After dense fog advisories Saturday morning, we’ll have a chance for spotty showers across much of northeastern Oklahoma. The main portion of the system that is responsible for the shower activity is still located to our south and will continue to track north into Oklahoma.
By Saturday night, we should be done with system number 1. A second system is quickly moving in behind that, so we will have a brief break in the rain chances before the develop again.
By Sunday morning, showers should move into western Oklahoma. During the late morning hours and early afternoon, showers will move eastward into Green Country. The atmosphere will be conducive enough to see a few strong storms during the afternoon, especially east and southeast of Tulsa. The main threat with these storms will be large hail. Look for highs to be warmer Sunday, despite the incoming system.
Speaking of a warmup, sunshine finally returns on Monday and temperatures will climb. Highs in the low 80s with a light south winds. Along with the sunshine, fire danger also returns. There is a slight risk on Monday but the risk increases during the day on Tuesday. A cool front will sweep through on Tuesday and open the door to strong northwest winds. Any fires that do get started will have the potential to become out of control quickly.
If you’re looking for another chance for rain, you’ll have to look closer into next weekend. Another quick moving system on Friday will bring in a chance for showers.