Warm Weather Pattern Remains In Northeast Oklahoma

Monday, October 24th 2016, 4:00 am
By: Alan Crone

Warm weather will continue through Tuesday before a fast moving mid-level wave zips across northern OK and southern Kansas bringing a few storms to the area and a weak front crossing northern OK.  A minor cool-down will be anticipated behind the front Thursday and Friday with a mid-level ridge of high pressure building across most of the southern plains for the weekend. 

Temperatures this morning will remain mild with lows in the 50s and highs this afternoon will top out in the upper 70s and lower 80s with sunshine and high clouds.  South winds will return at 10 mph as a surface area of low pressure develops to our northwest during the next 36 hours.  This will increase wind speeds Tuesday across eastern OK.

A fast moving mid-upper level trough will move across the central plains Wednesday.  A few storms will remain possible during this period with scattered showers and storms a possibility for some, but not all locations across northeastern OK. Rainfall amounts will remain marginal with no major impact in drought conditions across eastern OK.

Temperatures will drop behind the system but this will not be a major cool-down. Thursday morning lows will start in the lower 50s and end with highs in the upper 70s along with sunshine and north winds.

Friday through the weekend we will see temperatures remaining mild.  A low Friday near 58 will be followed by highs in the lower to mid-80s.  Saturday morning’s lows will be in the lower 60s.  Highs will also remain in the lower to mid-80s with sunshine and a few clouds along with gusty south winds.

A weak front may cross the area either Saturday or Sunday with north winds and slightly cooler air but no precipitation will be expected. The morning data has trended cooler for Saturday and Sunday but I’m reluctant to drop these numbers with only one model run of support. This means the weekend temps may end up cooler than currently advertised.

Thanks for reading the Monday morning weather discussion and blog.

Have a super great day!

Alan Crone