A few storms are located across far western Oklahoma this morning and will move from the northwest to southeast for the next few hours before dissipating. It appears this batch will remain to the west of our immediate area this morning. Otherwise, we’re looking good for the next few days before the next stronger system nears the area early next week. You’ll notice drier air moving into the area today and this will result in a much better “feel” today and tomorrow before the south winds return by the end of the week that will bring the heat and humidity back to the region. Temperatures may move back into the lower 90s this weekend with higher heat index values by Sunday and Monday. The next major western U.S trough should bring the threat of strong to near severe storms back to the state sometime during the middle to end of next week but we continue to have timing differences this far out in the data. Thus the pop remains around 20-percent for the middle of the week.
A weak back-door front has entered the far northeastern part of the state and is pushing to the southeast. Temperatures are in the upper 50s and lower 60s this morning and will top out in the lower 80s today with northeast winds at 10 to 15 mph. A few morning clouds will move southward around noon with mostly sunny and pleasant weather for the day. Very mild by June standards for Oklahoma.
Thursday morning lows will be in the 50s and 60s with highs in the lower to mid-80s along with south winds returning by the midday to afternoon.
Late Thursday night into Friday morning another small complex of thunderstorm activity may develop across the high plains and enter near or west of the area. This MCS may be in the same position of this morning’s complex. Close but probably slightly west. Just remain aware that we’ll need to keep a slight chance in the forecast for a small window of opportunity late Thursday night into early Friday morning. This will be represented by a whopping 10% chance on the big map.
Friday the lows will be in the 60s with highs nearing 90. This weekend the lows will be in the upper 60s to lower 70s and the highs in the lower 90s with increasing heat index values.
Monday through Wednesday of next week features highs in the upper 80s, breezy and humid conditions, and a chance of storms by the middle of the week. Low level moisture return could crank up the heat index values next week to typical June standards.
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