Warm, Humid Labor Day Before Cooler Temps Arrive In Oklahoma
TULSA, Oklahoma - Welcome to Labor Day. Hopefully, you’re not laboring today. Regardless, it will be toasty and humid with actual temps near the mid to upper 90s and heat index values around 100 to 103. The main upper level pattern will continue with a major trough across the Hudson Bay region into the upper Midwest while a mid-level ridge will remain centered across the southwestern U.S. into the central Rockies. This pattern will help to drive the front into the area later tonight into Tuesday morning. Meanwhile, south to southwest winds will prevail around 10 to 20 mph before a stout cold front arrives late tonight into pre-dawn Tuesday bringing a nice drop in temps for the rest of the week. A few showers and storms will be possible with the boundary, including a low chance as the front moves across the area, and a few showers post-frontal Tuesday midday to early afternoon. The chance along and ahead of the front will be limited due to the weak convergence anticipated across our immediate area. The slightly better chance ( and not by much) will be post frontal, Tuesday midday to early afternoon.
Daytime highs tomorrow will more than likely stay in the mid to upper 70s north with a few lower 80s south. Dry air in the form of 40-degree dew point temps will invade the northeastern Oklahoma region Wednesday and Thursday allowing for a very pleasant stretch of weather. Morning lows will be in the lower 50s Wednesday morning in the metro with some upper 40s in the valleys with Wednesday afternoon highs in the mid to upper 70s north and lower 80s south. North winds will continue Tuesday and Wednesday before returning from the south for the end of the week along with a minor warm-up into the lower to mid-80s for the weekend. We’ll be in a relatively calm weather pattern for the rest of the week after the frontal passage early Tuesday morning.
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