Scattered Showers Moving Through Oklahoma


Thursday, October 13th 2016, 3:39 pm
By: Stacia Knight


Showers and storms associated with an upper level wave are moving across the state. They are expected to impact eastern Oklahoma this evening. It should just be a light rain event. 

Rain will move east tonight with a few lagging showers that could stay around until Friday morning. The heavier showers are more likely south of I-40 where some measurable rain could fall. Lucky folks could end up with a half inch, but most folks will have quite a bit less. 

For Friday, some passing showers in the morning will be possible for eastern and southern Oklahoma. A warming trend will kick in gear. Southeast winds return at the surface; we’ll still have clouds around for most of the days. Highs should manage into the low to mid 70s. Any chance for rain should end by lunch time at the latest. 

As we head into the weekend, high pressure over head will be building. The position of the center of high pressure will allow for a southwest wind aloft to tap into some unseasonably warm air and move it into Oklahoma. We are going to go from feeling like fall today, to feeling summer on Monday. Afternoon highs on Monday will be flirting with records. Another cool front will hopefully come sooner rather than later with this return of summer; it looks as if we could have another cool down during the end of next week.