WARN Team Tracking A Warm Front

Monday, August 22nd 2016, 4:03 am
By: Alan Crone

The cold front that moved across the area this weekend will move back north later tonight as a warm front. This will allow for scattered showers and storms to develop and spread and northward late tonight through Tuesday morning. The threat for severe weather appears low, but one or two storms may briefly produce small hail and gusty winds. 

A few storms will attempt to develop around midday across far southeastern OK and the Red River Valley but should remain south of our immediate area until later tonight.

As the front lifts northeast of our area Tuesday morning, a return of warm and muggy weather will remain for the middle of the week across Northeastern Oklahoma. Dew point temperatures in the lower to mid-70s will combine with daytime highs in the lower 90s to produce a warm and muggy atmosphere across the Eastern third of the state. 

Wednesday will probably be the hottest day of the week with highs in the mid-90s and heat indices around 100.

Another weak boundary will approach the area sometime Thursday or Friday supporting another chance for a few showers and storms through the end of the week. This front may indeed past the Tulsa Metro sometime Thursday night or Friday before stalling, but very little cooling is anticipated with this system. Additional scattered showers and storms may remain possible Friday into portions of the weekend as the front stalls or lifts slowly northward as a weak warm front.  

We’ll need to keep low mentions of storms for the weekend.  

The data also supports temperatures warming again during the early days of September.  We’re not finished with summer, at least not yet.

Temperatures this morning will be very pleasant. But later today south winds will return at 10 to 15 miles per hour along with increasing clouds by late this afternoon and tonight. Today's highs are anticipated into the upper 80s for many locations.

Temperatures tomorrow morning will start in the lower 70s and will be followed by daytime highs near 90. Wednesday's highs are anticipated in the lower or even mid-nineties with south winds at 15 to 25 miles per hour and heat index values in the mid or upper nineties.

Thanks for reading the Monday morning weather discussion and blog.

Have a super great day

Alan Crone