Dodging Storms Across East Oklahoma This Labor Day

Monday, September 3rd 2018, 4:59 am
By: Stephen Nehrenz

Labor Day is here, and while the temperatures today look great, your outdoor plans may run into some rainy issues before the day is up!

We will be turning partly to mostly cloudy later today as rich Gulf moisture continues to surge into Oklahoma. Your morning outdoor plans should be good-to-go with mainly dry morning conditions.

However, scattered showers and storms will develop by mid-afternoon and become more likely late afternoon into the evening, particularly near and just to the south and west of Tulsa. If you've got some cookout plans, be ready to move things inside as storms develop.

Interactive Radar

Thanks to increased clouds and rain chances, our Labor Day temperatures will be warm but manageable! Highs look to range from the lower 80s southwest of Tulsa under thicker cloud cover to the upper 80s to near 90 northeast of Tulsa where rain chances are a little lower.

Rain chances will become the norm this week as an unsettled weather pattern lingers across Green Country. Tuesday morning may be fairly soggy as additional rounds of showers and storms shift across a larger portion of eastern Oklahoma. Continued rain and clouds look to hold our highs down in the mid 80s on Tuesday!

And it very well may be “rinse and repeat” – quite literally – on Wednesday too! Once again we’ll have clusters of showers and storms hanging around, some locally heavy at times. The main issue with any storms looks to be localized flooding as organized severe weather appears unlikely. Weather Apps

A potential tropical system looks to move into the Gulf of Mexico this week, possibly moving onshore near Louisiana by late Tuesday or Wednesday. While it doesn’t appear we’ll see this system directly move into Green Country, it will help enhance the ample moisture already in place and keep our rain chances going right on through the end of the week.

Weather Alerts

Rain chances look to continue until at least Saturday, which might put a damper on the opening of The Gathering Place in Tulsa. We’ll keep you advised as we get closer to the weekend!

Have a safe and wonderful Labor Day, Green Country!

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