Alan Crone's Weather Blog: Warmer Temperatures To Return

Tuesday, August 25th 2015, 4:01 am
By: Alan Crone

We're seeing temperatures in the mid-50s this morning across northern OK and southeastern Kansas.   A few locations may be near record lows including the Tulsa metro.   Our daily record low is 57 on this date in 1956 and 1966.  This morning's low was 56.  

The great stretch of weather we've been experiencing will continue but we should start to see a gradual warm-up as we move into the end of the week.   We'll also track another strong upper level system Wednesday and Thursday that may give us a few storms across northern OK by the end of the week.  This morning a few showers or storms may reside across far western OK or along the Red River Valley for the next few hours.   These will stay west and south of our immediate areas today.

Our basic pattern and scenario for the week has not changed from yesterday:   A mid-level ridge of high pressure is centered to our west and a disturbance will rotate around the periphery of this ridge for the middle to end of the week.   Low level moisture will remain sparse but should slowly increase Wednesday into the weekend as southeast winds return across the area.   A few showers or storms will be possible as early as Wednesday night to our northwest.   We'll keep a slight chance for a few storms Thursday night into Friday as the disturbance ejects across the central plains and brushes the state.   The mid-level ridge is expected to also gradually expand eastward by this weekend.   The result will be increasing temperatures with morning lows in the upper 60s and lower 70s with daytime highs back around 90 by the end of the week.   A weak surface boundary may sneak into northern OK Friday night and remain near the state Saturday.   I suppose I should add a slight chance for a few showers or storms Saturday across the northern third of the state, but with no apparent forcing nearby the chance appears very low.   This is something we'll be watching in the data as we approach the end of the week.  This morning’s data brings the front across northern OK this weekend with north winds and temps back into the lower and mid-80s.   We’ll trend some numbers down a few degrees for this forecast update.

Temperatures today will start in the mid-50s with highs in the mid-80s.   Mostly sunny and mild conditions are likely this afternoon. 

Thanks for reading the Tuesday morning weather discussion and blog.

Have a super great day!

Alan Crone