Alan Crone's Weather Blog: Improving Weather

Thursday, April 21st 2016, 4:11 am
By: Alan Crone

The last wave with our current storm system is moving near the region this morning and has produced an area of thunderstorm activity overnight across southwestern OK into northwestern areas of north TX.   A few of these storms were severe.    The northern end of this influence will bring a few showers across the northeastern or eastern part of the state early this morning, but by the time most folks read this post, the showers will be gone.   There will only remain a 10% of additional showers through midday across the far eastern sections of the state, along or east of highway 69.   The morning clouds will also be diminishing from the northwest to southeast by late morning to midday with more sunshine later today.   Temperatures this morning will be in the 50s early and move into the lower to mid-70s this afternoon along with northwest winds at 10 to 15 mph.  

Friday morning will see mostly clear sky and north breezes around 10 mph.  Highs tomorrow will be in the mid to upper 70s across NE OK along with sunshine and northeast winds at 10 to 15 mph.   Friday should be the best weather day of the week for a lot of folks.  

This weekend will feature lows in the lower to mid-50s Saturday and nearing the upper 50s or lower 60s Sunday.   South winds will increase both days as the next upper level system forms and moves across the central plains states.   The main energy will remain north but the last few runs of the GFS will bring a front southward into northern OK Sunday night before stalling and moving northward Monday into Tuesday.   This data has not been consistent but we’ll be keeping a chance of storms for Sunday night into Monday morning across northeastern OK.   A few of the storms may be strong to severe.    Its worth noting that EURO data keep this boundary north but does have the potential for some pops Sunday.   We’re still riding the fence on the Sunday pop forecast.

Monday into early next week may be active.   The data has been suggesting a strong looking system nearing the state with several severe weather parameters of interest developing.   We’re still many days away from Tuesday and Wednesday but the early thoughts will be focused on the severe weather possibilities.   Lows in the lower 60s are likely with highs in the mid to upper 70s or lower 80s along with increasing amounts of moisture from the Gulf of Mexico moving across central and eastern OK.    At this point, the main time period for this system would be Tuesday night into Wednesday.

Thanks for reading the Thursday morning weather discussion and blog.

Have a super great day!

Alan Crone