Storms, Then Return To Fall Friday For Oklahoma
TULSA, Oklahoma - A few storms continue this morning along a retreating boundary that will move into southeastern Kansas by mid morning. There will continue to be a threat of a few severe storms along this boundary into the early morning hours. This will stay northwest of the metro. Temperatures today will move back into the upper 80s and lower 90s along with south winds at 10 to 25 mph before a strong cold front moves across the area later tonight with a round of showers and storms across a large part of eastern OK. Once the storms pass the area early Friday morning, we’re in the running for a return to fall-like conditions with highs Friday in the 60s.
Late last night a few storms developed along and ahead of a weak boundary positioned from southwest to northeastern OK. I’ll need to keep a mention through 10am but most storms at this point will remain northwest of the metro. The rest of Thursday will be dry and warm with summer like conditions including muggy and breezy weather.
Later tonight, around 9pm, the front will be positioned from south central Kansas into north central OK and will be advancing southeast. A line of storms will be located along the front with some rain also behind the boundary. A few strong to severe storms will be possible with the front with the main threat being damaging winds and some hail. This threat will quickly end and transition to a moderate or heavy rainfall threat for some locations. It’s unlikely that we’ll have any significant flooding issues, but a few low lying areas may experience some drainage issues pre-dawn Friday.
As the front clears the area, the rain may continue ( post frontal) through 8am in the metro and ending by 10am across southeastern OK. The clouds and north winds will bring cooler weather into the area for the majority of the day but by later in the afternoon, the clouds will clear from the northwest to southeast with some late afternoon sunshine. This will allow readings northwest of the metro to hit a high near 70 but locations from Tulsa to the east should stay in the mid-60s.
Friday evening will present clear sky and dry air. This will allow temperatures to quickly drop into the upper 50s during the football games and end into the upper to mid-40s by Saturday morning. The afternoon Saturday will be wonderful with sunshine and northeast winds allowing temperatures to reach the lower 70s. Sunday morning will start in the mid to upper 40s and end with highs in the mid to upper 70s along with sunshine and east to southeast winds at 10 mph.
Temperatures will warm into the lower 80s early next week with a return of south winds near 1o to 15 mph. A few showers or sprinkles may be possible Tuesday night into Wednesday but the odds continue to be rather low. Most of next week appears rather uneventful regarding the weather across the state.
Regarding Hurricane Matthew: I’ll be posting information regarding the latest track on my Face book pages this morning.
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