Great Fall-Like Weather Continues For Eastern Oklahoma

Friday, September 30th 2016, 4:06 am
By: Alan Crone

Did you absolutely love yesterday’s weather?   If so, you’re going to love today’s forecast as well with sunshine and highs in the mid to upper 70s.   This great fall weather pattern continues through Saturday before out next storm system will be nearing the area next week with some thunderstorm chances.  

This morning we’re starting again with morning lows in the 40s north and lower 50s south along with clear sky and light northwest winds.   The main upper level trough centered over the Great Lakes into the Midwest continues to circulate cool and dry air across northeastern OK.   A few clouds may slide from the southwestern Missouri region into eastern OK later today but sunshine will continue to be the dominate sky cover feature today and Saturday.   Those Friday Night Football games should be played in great weather conditions with clear sky, light north winds and game-time temps in the 60s.   It doesn’t sound too chilly but it will be cool.  I encourage you to keep the jacket handy for the games this evening as you’ll need it by half-time into the 4th.

 We’ll start tomorrow morning with lows in the 50s and finish with daytime highs in the upper 70s along with more sunshine and east to northeast winds at 10 mph.

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Sunday into early next week will represent some changes as the upper air flow transitions from the northwest flow to a southwest flow.  This will bring a storm system into the area either Tuesday or Wednesday with increasing thunderstorm chances.   This is also the time of year we typically transition to our secondary storm system as the jet stream begins migrating southward.   It’s too early to pin point any specific severe weather threat for next week but it’s something we’ll monitor closely for the next few days.   We still see some differences in the model data next week regarding the mid to upper level placement of the main low pressure area and long wave trough.  

Temperatures Sunday will start in the upper 50s and end in the lower 80s along with partly sunny conditions but a few clouds will be possible as a weak disturbance moves across the area.   Its not impossible for a few showers to develop with this disturbance but the probability will remain low and to our northwest.

Monday through Wednesday stronger south winds will develop as a surface area of low pressure develops across the central plains.   Moisture from the Gulf of Mexico will move back into the area with rain and storm chances Tuesday night through Thursday morning.   Temperatures Tuesday into Wednesday will start with morning lows in the upper 50s and lower 60s.  Daytime highs will move into the mid-80s with partly to mostly cloudy conditions Wednesday.    Once the front clears the area Wednesday or early Thursday morning we should be in good shape for the following weekend.

Thanks for reading the Friday morning weather discussion and blog.

Have a super great day

Alan Crone