Pleasant Weather Underway

Monday, September 10th 2018, 3:36 am
By: Alan Crone

Calm and cool weather is underway this morning regarding temperature and dew points with most locations starting with lows in the upper 50s to lower 60s. The clouds continue to hold tough across most of the area but will continue to erode from the west to southeast later today with some partly sunny conditions this afternoon. It’s not impossible for a few sprinkles or pockets of mist to occur this morning in a few spots, but Ill not include this in the main package.

As we start to see the thinning clouds later today, the temps will quickly warm into the upper 70s, but northeast winds will keep the humidity low. If you can handle the clouds for a while, this will be a super great feeling weather day across eastern OK by September standards. The pattern will bring gradually warmer weather back into northeastern OK.

We’ll be back into the lower 70s for morning lows and the upper 80s near 90 by the end of the week. Local dew points in the upper 60s to lower 70s are also expected to return Wednesday through the weekend.

There will be a chance for a few widely spaced afternoon showers as the deeper moisture returns, but most of this will occur across far southeastern OK into western Arkansas.

The upper air pattern supports a low ejecting into the Great Lakes this morning with minor mid-level ridging building across the central plains states. Before this occurs, a small mid-level disturbance is likely to develop tonight into Tuesday across central to north TX and will lift northeastward Wednesday away from the area.

A few showers or storms may brush the Red River Valleys Tuesday into Wednesday. The ridge will be efficiently strong enough to keep most of the area dry through the next 5 to 7 days, but a few isolated, afternoon showers or storms will be possible across southeastern OK into east central sections as the moisture returns Wednesday through the weekend.

The tropics continue to be rather active with several storms in both Atlantic and Pacific basins. Florence has a chance to impact the east coast this week, possibly as a major hurricane. Olivia may impact the Hawaiian Island chains as a Category One or tropical storm this week. I’ll post more information on my Facebook page today.

There is also a weak tropical wave in the northwestern Caribbean this morning slowly moving northwest. The EURO brings this system as a low into the Gulf later this week and into southeast Texas this weekend. If this occurs, we’ll see some increasing rain chances Sunday into this time next week as this system nears part of Texas and a cold front approaches Oklahoma from the northwest.

Thanks for reading the Monday morning weather discussion and blog.

Have a super great day!

Alan Crone