Cold Weather Remains As Sunshine Returns


Thursday, October 31st 2019, 6:21 am
By: Alan Crone


You don’t need any rain gear for a while, but you’ll want to keep the big coats handy today and even for most of the weekend.  A few clouds remain early this morning along the far eastern OK state line region but should quickly exit to the east.  Gusty northwest winds with temps in the 20s will allow for wind chill values from the teens and 20s this morning.  Sunshine will be abundant today with afternoon highs rebounding into the mid to upper 40s along with decreasing wind speeds by late afternoon.  This means Halloween activities tonight will be very cold with primetime trick-or-treating hours in the 30s.  Another freeze is likely overnight into Friday morning with lows in the upper 20s to lower 30s before moving into the mid-50s Friday afternoon with more abundant sunshine.  The pattern remains active but any impacts with shower activity won’t arrive until next week.

 The upper air pattern brings a fast-moving wave across the central plains Friday night that will shove another cold front across the area pre-dawn Saturday.  Very little cloud cover and no precipitation will occur, with Saturday starting near freezing and ending with highs in the lower or mid-50s.  More sunshine is likely Saturday, but the breezy north winds will keep us on the chilly side for outdoor activities.  Sunday will be the better day this weekend temperature-wise with highs into the lower and mid-60s.  Our next fast-moving system will arrive Tuesday before slowing down into the 2nd half of next week.  This will bring additional shower chances into the area along with another modest cool-down Tuesday before a stronger front arrives for the middle to end of next week.

 

Thanks for reading the Thursday morning weather discussion and blog.

Have a super great day!

Alan Crone