Drier Saturday Weather For Green Country Ahead Of Sunday Rains

Saturday, August 18th 2018, 8:50 am
By: Stephen Nehrenz

We don’t say this often in August, but some parts of Green Country could use a break from the rain!  If you have outdoor plans, things are shaping up well for you on our Saturday.

Aside from some areas of dense morning fog, we’re looking at a good amount of sunshine across eastern Oklahoma today before more clouds return late in the day.  Afternoon highs around 90 are expected today, but when you tack on the humidity, we’ll have heat index values ranging from the mid-90s in northeast Oklahoma to near 100 across southeast Oklahoma.  A few sprinkles could move into Green Country late in the day, but no major impacts are expected.

Despite the heat, Saturday will still be the day to get your outdoor activities done! Widespread rain and storms will spread into eastern Oklahoma Sunday morning, with more locally heavy rains possible.  Expect the first half of Sunday to be rather soggy!  The widespread rains look to diminish somewhat by Sunday afternoon, but additional scattered strong to severe storms are likely to develop Sunday afternoon into Sunday evening so any late day outdoor plans could be pretty dicey too.

Scattered strong to severe storms will hang around eastern Oklahoma Sunday night into perhaps early Monday morning before a cold front sweeps into the area.  That front will usher in drier air Monday, gradually putting an end to our rain chances.  It will also help keep our below normal temperature trend going with highs only in the 80s Monday afternoon!

And with that drier air arriving, our mornings look to turn a bit crisper as well!  Lows should dip into the lower 60s (or perhaps cooler north of Tulsa) by Tuesday and Wednesday mornings, with afternoon highs still holding in the 80s.  How ‘bout those temperatures for the middle of August!

Drier weather for a few days this upcoming week may be interrupted by more rain.  Another period of unsettled weather is possible by Wednesday into Thursday as a few more complexes of storms may roll across eastern Oklahoma.  We’ll keep you updated as those details become more clear!

Be sure to follow me on Twitter @StephenNehrenz as well as my Facebook page Meteorologist Stephen Nehrenz to stay up to date with the very latest!