Once again it appears we’re in the running for another relatively uneventful week regarding our weather. There will be some noticeable changes with a return to above normal temps and increasing humidity by the end of the week into next weekend. We’re not finished with summertime temps and we’ll be reminded by the weekend.
The proximity of Irma to the region Tuesday should shove more clouds into eastern Oklahoma along with northeast winds which will keep us in the lower 80s for highs. I suppose its not impossible for a few bands of showers to make it to eastern Oklahoma but most data support his staying to our west in western Arkansas. I’ll continue to post more detailed information regarding Irma and Jose on my Facebook page. We’ll experience some northeast surface winds and slightly drier air today through Wednesday with the surface circulation around the storm. Thursday into Friday the system will eventually be absorbed into the upper air flow and eject across the northeastern U.S.
A mid-level ridge of high pressure currently to our west will expand by the end of the week bringing the heat back to the region for the 2nd half of the week. A surface area of low pressure will eventually develop across southeastern Colorado or southwestern Kansas this weekend and could bring us a slight chance for a few shower and storms if the mid-level ridge weakens or moves eastward. The chance at this point will remain very low for the weekend.
In summary, we’re in a holding pattern for the next few days with mild weather for the first half of the week and increasingly warmer weather for the 2nd part into the weekend. Of course, the wild card for Tuesday will be the actual positioning of Irma.
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