Eastern Oklahoma Storm Chances Remain High


Friday, May 27th 2016, 4:19 am
By: Alan Crone


We’ve had showers and storms near the region for the last few days and the forecast must keep a decent chance of thunderstorms across eastern OK today and tonight.   As has been the case for the last few days, some locations will receive storms while others will miss out on the activity.   The chance for storms will include the possibility of severe weather and pockets of moderate to heavy rainfall.   Highs today will stay in the upper 70s and lower 80s along with mostly cloudy conditions.   Winds are expected from the southeast today from 15 to 25 mph.

WARN Interactive Radar

The main upper level system is located to our northwest this morning and will continue to eject into the central and northern plains this afternoon and tonight.   Several areas of showers and storms will be likely today, including possibility of showers and storms this morning near the area.   Later this afternoon, the dry line will advance eastward and a few additional storms will be possible.   Storms will also develop across part of north TX and advance east and northeast into part of southeastern and east central OK this afternoon and tonight.   All modes of severe weather will be possible with these storms across the southeastern part of the state, and a few severe storms can’t be ruled out across northeastern OK as well. 

Weather Alerts

Saturday appears to be the day with the fewer storms across the state and our storm chances will remain from a 20% mention to isolated storm probabilities for most locations across eastern OK with lows in the upper 60s and highs in the lower to mid-80s.

Sunday into early next week another disturbance, much weaker compared to our current upper level low, will be near the area with additional shower and thunderstorm chances.   The tropical-like air mass will remain intact and this may lead to efficient rainfall producers and some low-end severe weather threats.

Most data support a front nearing the area either Wednesday or Thursday that will bring some drier air into at least northern OK.  This would bring a temporary end to this current stretch of active and stormy weather.

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Please remain aware of your weather surroundings for the next few days, including today and tonight.

Thanks for reading the Friday morning weather discussion and blog.

Have a super great day!

Alan Crone