Warm, Windy Weekend Ahead For Eastern Oklahoma

Friday, October 14th 2016, 4:15 am
By: Alan Crone

The weak system is exiting the area this morning but a few showers may reside for a short term this morning before the clouds begin to thin out later this afternoon.   Very light winds and residual moisture along with zero dew point depressions will result in areas of fog and mist in spots.  Southeast winds will return today and temperatures will move into the lower to mid-70s.   A robust warm-up is still expected this weekend and will continue for early next week.   A record high temperature Monday is possible before the next front arrives either Tuesday or Wednesday.

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Temperatures in the 50s this morning will move back into the lower and mid-70s today as a powerful upper level system across the Pacific Northwest begins moving eastward.   Surface pressures will fall across the Lee of the Rockies and our winds will quickly return from the southeast later today.   The front that moved across the area Wednesday afternoon will either quickly retreat northward over the area this morning or will reform later to our north.   Regardless, the low level moisture and warmer air will rapidly return.   The clouds should thin-out through the day with partly cloudy conditions by midday to afternoon.   Friday Night Football looks dry tonight with game time temps around 68-70 and staying in this range for the game with southeast winds at 5 to 10 mph.

This weekend you’ll notice strong south winds with increasing temperatures.   Morning lows in the upper 60s will be followed by highs in the mid-80s tomorrow along with south winds at 15 to near 30 mph.   The winds stay up Sunday and Monday with lows in the upper 60s and highs in the upper 80s near 90 Sunday and lows near 70 and highs near 91 Monday.   This morning’s model output is slightly lower than our forecast highs for both Sunday and Monday but we’re sticking with these 90 readings for today's update.

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Tuesday or Wednesday another cold front will move across the area.   The low level moisture may be sufficient for a few storms along the boundary but at this point, our chances will remain for only southern OK Wednesday.   A modest cool-down will occur Wednesday with lows in the 50s and highs in the 70s and a cooler mid to upper 60s Thursday into Friday.

Thanks for reading the Friday morning weather discussion and blog.

Have a super great day!

Alan Crone