Our basic forecasting philosophy for the next few days remain unchanged from the previous few days. No major storm systems will impact our area and we’ll experience a gradual warming trend basically through the next 7 days. A weak boundary will back-door its way across northeast Oklahoma Monday with a wind shift a some slightly drier air for a few or two next week. The eventual outcome of Irma and the impact on the pattern is yet to be known for sure at this point, but I would anticipate any impacts to remain east of our area. Later next week we may have a weak system nearing our region from the west around Friday. The moisture return may be limited greatly with significant dews compressed into the Gulf.
If you’ve been reading the discussion this week you’re aware of the weak upper level wave that is dropping across the state today. This small disturbance does have enough lift for a few showers or storms but the limiting factor is our low level to mid-level moisture. Due to the lack of moisture I have again elected to keep this pop off the big 7-day planner but it’s something we’ll mention for our neighbors to our west. Otherwise we’ll just expect a few clouds to scoot across northeast Oklahoma occasionally today. Friday night football looks good and the weekend will feature highs in the mid to upper 80s after morning lows in the lower 60s. You’ll notice a slight increase in moisture this weekend but not much.
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