Nice little break again today as you can see on the max/min temperature map across the state, courtesy of the OK Mesonet. The last time we were that cool during the early morning hours was all the way back to the first couple of days in June, so it certainly felt nice this morning. The best part is that more of the same is expected for Thursday and again on Friday as conditions will be only slowly changing.
E to NE winds tonight and to start the day Thursday will remain on the light side, but more from the E to eventually SE as we head into the weekend. That will maintain those relatively low dew point temperatures which have been in the lower 60s today. That, in turn, means that the relative humidity for Thursday and Friday afternoons will be dropping below 40%, which is certainly more comfortable than the dangerous levels of heat and humidity we experienced this past weekend.
The drier low-level air will also result in morning lows dropping into the low-mid 60s for Thursday morning and again on Friday morning. Although there will be some of the mid to high-level clouds around from time to time, mostly sunny skies will be the general rule, and that should push our afternoon temperatures to around the 90-degree mark for another day or two. Keep in mind that at this time of year, the normal range is 94/72 for Tulsa and anytime we can be below those numbers is usually a good thing.
As we go on through the weekend, light SE winds should keep temperature and humidity levels from getting out of hand, and although it will be warmer, the numbers will actually be closer to the seasonal averages. Same story going into early next week, but, as you can also see on our forecast page, the chances for any moisture of significance remains in the slim to none category.
There have been some showers over W OK today, as you can see on the rainfall map, courtesy of the OK Mesonet. The clouds from that system are expected to be thinning out tonight, but there will likely still be at least some of those high-level cirrus clouds if you are planning on staying up late to see the Perseid Meteor Shower.
Also, mostly sunny skies in the days ahead will certainly maintain a need to keep the sunscreen handy. That also means our chances of showers or storms are still in the slim to none category for this forecast cycle. However, there looks to be at least a chance of some scattered showers or storms as you can see on the 8-14-day outlook maps along with temperatures generally running a bit warmer than normal over that time frame.
So, stay tuned and check back for updates.