Muggy Heat, Pop Up Storms In The Forecast

Sunday, June 12th 2016, 9:05 am
By: Dee Duren

The weather has gotten downright muggy the past few days, and unfortunately the heat and high humidity aren’t going anywhere as we slide into our Sunday! But if you’re planning on any outdoor activities, we’ve got storm chances to keep an eye on as well.

Some widely scattered showers and storms will be possible this morning, with the highest chances for the morning hours generally across southeastern Oklahoma. The overall severe weather threat will remain low. As we heat up during the day, additional scattered storms will be possible basically anywhere across eastern Oklahoma, especially from near lunchtime through the afternoon hours.

These storms will be of the “pop-up” variety, meaning it’s hard to pinpoint exactly where a storm might develop. But if you happen to get under one of these storms, you can expect some locally heavy rain along with a threat of lightning and gusty winds, so be prepared for that potential during the day! Most storms should remain below severe limits, but we can't rule out one or two strong storms.

Of course in addition to storm chances, the very muggy weather continues as well, which will play a big role in the finale of Tulsa Tough. In areas that don’t see a cooling shower, temperatures look to push the low 90s again this afternoon, but that high humidity will push heat index values well into the upper 90s or even higher. Yuck! Please stay hydrated and take frequent breaks from the heat if you plan to check out Cry Baby Hill or have any other outdoor activities planned.

Most storms look to diminish in coverage by this evening, but with a weak storm system still hanging out across Oklahoma, additional pop-up storms are expected to develop again on Monday in this persistent very muggy airmass.

And if you’re hoping for a break from the heat and humidity in the forecast, well – don’t plan on that happening for the next few days. Get used to it! We could be looking at heat index values climbing over 100 by the time we reach the middle of this upcoming week. 

Hello, summer!