Alan Crone's Weather Blog: Warm And Windy, Popup Showers Possible
Tuesday, June 9th 2015, 4:07 am
By: Alan Crone
Good morning! Here's a quick update regarding our weather for the rest of the week.
The weak front that moved across the area yesterday is located across southern OK this morning. This boundary will quickly become diffuse and winds will return from the south to southwest today around 5 to 10 mph. A few isolated showers or storms may still occur with peak daytime heating, but the chances appear very slim today. Temperatures this morning in the upper 60s and lower 70s will move back into the lower or even mid-90s today along with mostly sunny conditions. We'll be tracking another system later this week that may bring a few showers and storms to eastern sections of the state. The higher chances may remain to our west this weekend.
The pattern will support a mid-level ridge of high pressure developing to the southwest of the state today and tomorrow. A northwest flow aloft is brushing part of the central plains including most of northern OK this morning through the afternoon. Northwest flow can always bring a quick surprise into the area, but there doesn't appear to be any significant waves traveling in our direction looking upstream this morning.
The pattern should transition again Thursday into Friday. A southwesterly flow aloft will become the dominate flow out of the southwestern U.S. moving into the central plains. This will bring a weak disturbance near the state and increase the chances for some scattered showers and storms. The model solutions point toward higher chances remaining west of the Tulsa metro, but our chances will remain near or around 30% for the weekend. We don't have any pops for Thursday at this point, but it's not impossible for a low probability to be added to western sections for Thursday afternoon or evening. Again, our chances will remain low from Friday through the weekend with higher chances located to our west.
Temperatures are expected to remain warm. We'll start in the lower and mid-70s for the rest of the week and finish with highs in the lower to mid-90s today through Thursday. As the system nears the area later this week, additional clouds may limit the highs to the upper 80s.
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Have a super great day!