While the front remained well northwest of our area last night, a few storms did develop across far southwestern Oklahoma and dropped off the radar during the early morning hours. It’s not impossible to see a few isolate storms attempting to fire up across far northeast Oklahoma and southeast Kansas during the next few hours but the odds are low. I’ll keep a low mention in the forecast but it appears the layer of warm air aloft is winning the battle.
Otherwise, we're back to the same weather pattern we've been experiencing for the past week or so with breezy and humid weather persisting today and into the weekend. Daytime highs will continue to be in the lower to mid-90s today but should slowly drop a few degrees as we move into the weekend as temps around the mid-level of the atmosphere also slowly drop a few degrees. Morning lows, while still quite warm for this time of year, will also slowly come down with readings this weekend around 68 to 72 across eastern Oklahoma.
It's not impossible to experience a few isolated storms into the weekend but the odds will remain rather low for our main area of interest with western Oklahoma having a slightly better chance for a few storms. Our weather pattern continues to show signs of changing early next week with a strong fall front arriving sometime Monday into Tuesday.
Storm chances will be increasing Monday across the western part of the state while the front slowly progresses eastward Tuesday with a decent chance of storms for eastern Oklahoma. Once the front passes the region we may still have some post frontal precip for a while but the main impact will be the highly noticeable reduction in temps. Daytime highs will more than likely still be in the lower 80s Tuesday but should be in the 70s Wednesday through the end next week with morning lows in the 40s and 50s. Most data also support a much drier air mass returning to the state by Thursday of next week setting the stage for a wonderful fall weekend Sept 30.
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