Alan Crone Weather Blog: A Cool Start To The Week

Monday, May 2nd 2016, 4:10 am
By: Alan Crone

Pleasant weather will exist for the next few days with below average temperatures across the state.  A few showers will be possible this morning to midday as a weak upper level trough brushes the area but most folks will remain dry.  

Most of the shower activity has pushed into far southeastern OK and western Arkansas this morning.  Another weak system may brush far southwestern or western OK Tuesday night into Wednesday but this system will remain to our west.  

Our next major system will arrive sometime late next weekend into early next week with thunderstorm chances. Warming air will develop across the region by late this week.

A trough of low pressure is located across the eastern third of the nation while a ridge is establishing over the western half of the U.S. near the Rockies.   A surface front moved across the area Saturday night and Sunday morning bringing dry and cool conditions to the state.   Any significant low level moisture is now located across the far southern plains into the Gulf. The clouds will stick around for a few hours with some sunshine in the mix later today.   Highs will be in the mid-60s along with north winds at 10 to 15 mph.  

Temperatures will remain cool Tuesday and Wednesday with lows in the upper 40s and lower 50s. Daytime highs will be in the upper 60s to near 70 Tuesday and the upper 70s Wednesday.

The pattern will begin changing Thursday into the weekend as the eastern trough loses its influence across the area. A new trough will develop across the west and eventually bring active weather to the southern plains this weekend in the form of thunderstorm chances. A few storms may be possible Saturday but higher chances seem likely Sunday into Monday. There will be a chance for some severe weather with this system, which may linger for a few days next week.

Thanks for reading the abbreviated Monday morning weather discussion and blog.

Have a super great day!

Alan Crone