Cool Down Leaves Nice Weather Pattern For NE Oklahoma

Sunday, August 14th 2016, 6:44 am
By: Alan Crone

Super great temps are expected for the next few days as the strong cold front (for August standards) moved across the area Friday afternoon and evening.   This brought lower dew points into northern OK which has resulted in much lower temperature-heat-index values yesterday and again today across eastern Oklahoma.  

Unfortunately, our rain forecast for this past Friday night fizzled quickly after receiving some spotty showers Friday afternoon.  Rain chances will remain but the higher chances should be confined to far southeastern Oklahoma and western Arkansas today and Monday. 

Temperatures this morning are now in the mid to upper 60s and will move into the mid to upper 80s this afternoon along with increasing clouds and northeast winds. Locations along and southeast of highway 69 will have the better rain chances today as the tropical-like low over Louisiana continues to slowly drift northward. We still think most rain will be across the far east-central Ok area into Arkansas.  

Most data support this feature approaching central Arkansas Monday and then lifting northeast away from the area by evening into Tuesday. We need to keep some mentions of showers and storms, even for the Tulsa metro, but the higher chances will also be confined to areas well east and southeast of Tulsa.  

Temperatures should remain seasonally comfortable for the rest of the 7 day planner with morning lows in the mid to upper 60s and highs in the mid to upper 80s Monday and Tuesday and near 90 Wednesday through the end of the week. 

 Another strong looking system will approach by next weekend with some rain and storm chances Friday into Saturday with another noticeable cool-down.

Thanks for reading the Sunday morning weather discussion and blog.

Have a super great day!

Alan Crone