Dry and stable air will reside across the area for the remainder of the week with cool mornings and mild afternoons expected across the area. Highs today will move into the upper 70s and lower 80s along with sunshine and light southwest winds. Tulsa may top out around 82 to 84. A front will move across the area Wednesday but will not bring any rain or cloud cover to the area. Our next storm system will arrive sometime early next week with increasing south winds, warmer temperatures, and the potential for showers and storms sometime next week.
Dry air and light winds are combining to allow temperatures in the upper 40s and lower 50s this morning across the entire area. The dry air also heats efficiently and afternoon highs will move into the lower 80s from Tulsa to the southwest while locations to the northeast may stay in the upper 70s today. We’ll experience sunshine today with high thin clouds moving across the area on occasion, especially across southern sections.
A rather large trough is positioned across the Upper Midwest into the Great Lakes region this morning and this is bringing a northwest upper air flow across the southern and central plains. A weak front will “back-door” its way from the Missouri Valley into northeastern OK by midday Wednesday. While this front will not bring any rain or cloud cover into the area, another surge of cool and dry air will act to keep our weather mild for the remainder of the week. Thursday and Friday morning we’re expecting lows in the mid to upper 40s in eastern OK with the metro near 50. Daytime highs will stay in the mid-70s along with sunshine and northeast winds at 10 mph.
Friday night football looks mild and cool and dry across the area.
This weekend the pattern will begin to slowly change. The pressure will begin falling across southeastern Colorado into Southwestern Kansas in response to our next upper level trough digging across the western half of the nation. A surface area of low pressure will develop across northwestern OK or southwestern Kansas Sunday and southeast winds will respond across the area for most of the weekend. Daytime highs will be back into the lower 80s this weekend and possibly the mid to upper 80s early next week along with increasing low level moisture. A few showers may develop Sunday across far northwestern OK but the odds are very low in our area.
Sometime next week the upper level system will be nearing the central and southern plains with another chance for some showers and storms. It’s too early to pin point the exact day but for now, I would suggest around Wednesday or Thursday of next week.
Until this happens, enjoy the great stretch of nice weather!
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