Rain, Then Drier Air Behind Saturday Front For Oklahoma


Friday, June 3rd 2016, 4:04 am
By: Alan Crone


We’ll be in the running again today and for part of Saturday, for rain chances before a relatively strong front arrives Saturday early afternoon bringing an end to the last two weeks of active weather.   

Temperatures will remain in the upper 70s and lower 80s today with mostly to partly cloudy sky and light winds.   Temperatures will climb next week into the mid and upper 80s with a few lower 90s a possibility Thursday and Friday.  

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The main upper level low in Texas continues to slowly move eastward and will keep our chances for showers in the forecast for another 24 to 36 hours.   Just like the past few days, we’ll need to keep a shot of precipitation in the area today and into Saturday morning, but chances are decreasing, even today, as the system begins to weaken.   We’ll see some bands of light precipitation pin wheeling across the area this morning becoming more scattered after the noon hour.  

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The upper air flow will bring a stout looking cold front across northern OK sometime Saturday late morning or early afternoon.  And some data will support a line of a few scattered thunderstorms as the front move southward.   Highs Saturday will be in the mid or upper 80s.  If the front passes by mid to late morning, our temps will be around 88 with a few hours of dry air invading northern OK by afternoon allowing for the warming readings.  Most data also support a much drier air mass moving into the state post frontal Saturday night with dew points dropping into the 50s by Sunday morning.   This means our Sunday morning lows will start in the upper 50s and lower 60s with north winds at 10 mph.   Afternoon highs will move into the lower 80s with sunshine and dry air.   Sunday continues to look like a super-five-star weather day.

The first few days of next week will be characterized by dry air, sunshine, light winds, and pleasant conditions.   Lows in the lower 60s will be followed by highs in the lower to mid-80s early next week along with north winds until Wednesday.

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Wednesday into late next week the upper air pattern will transition from the northwest to southwest flow.  This will cause a surface low pressure area to develop in the Lee of the Rockies and southeast winds will return across the area Thursday into the weekend transporting rich low level moisture back across the state.   Temperatures will move into the lower 90s late next week with temperature heat index values nearing 94 to 97 degrees.   A few storms will be possible late next week into the weekend as a weak system brushes the state.  

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