The great late August pattern, with not as hot weather, will continue for at least the next 7 days with morning lows in the 60s and highs in the mid to upper 80s. A few spotty showers and storms may remain possible for a few spots across eastern OK over the next few days but the odds will remain very low for any given location.
The big weather story continues to be Harvey in the Gulf. And it still appears this system will not have any major direct impact on our sensible weather. At least that’s the way it looks at this hour for the next few days. Later next week, it’s not impossible for the leftovers to be scoot’n near extreme eastern OK or western Arkansas. More on this later. For now, this system will basically be slowly moving into the southern Texas gulf coast region through the weekend and possibly not ejecting to the east and northeast until early next week.
Catastrophic and life-threatening flooding will occur with this tropical system across the coastal regions of Texas. Total rainfall amounts may exceed 15 to 25 inches maxing out near 32 inches in some locations. Damaging winds will also be possible in a small area along the storms land falling location and to the northeastern quadrant.
Our low precipitation chances will mainly be from a weak upper-level wave that will be brushing the central plains this weekend and dragging a weak boundary into the state Sunday or Monday.
Friday and Saturday a few small bands of showers and storms may occur across southern OK into the western third of the state with forcing from the tropical system south and a small short wave to the north. There will be a few showers in these locations this morning but they’ll stay away from northeastern OK this morning and it not for the entire day.
A few small sprinkles or showers may get closer to us later Friday but should again be a very low chance deal. It appears the better chance (still around 20%) for the metro may be Sunday evening into Monday morning.
Temps will remain very mild for August standards with a minor increase in humidity values across eastern OK. But no significant temperature heat index values will be expected for the next 7 days.
Thanks for reading the Friday morning weather discussion and blog.
Have a super great day!