Dick Faurot's Weather Blog: May See First 90 Degree Temperature This Week


Wednesday, June 3rd 2015, 8:47 pm
By: News On 6


As you can see from the first image, courtesy of the OK Mesonet, we still did not make it to 90 today on this side of the state. In fact, as the second map shows, no 90 degree temperatures have occurred yet this year on this side of the state, and not very many statewide for that matter.

That's quite a contrast to previous years. However, it has certainly felt like 90 or more when the humidity is considered, as you can see on the third map which shows the max heat index for today across the state, again courtesy of the OK Mesonet.

The rest of this week going into the coming weekend will be very similar with heat index values at or above 90 due to dew point temperatures running in the mid-upper 60s. However, the heat is beginning to slowly build and we do expect some actual air temperatures to also reach the 90 degree mark, as you can see on the forecast page.

The rest of this week going into the coming weekend will be very similar with heat index values at or above 90 due to dew point temperatures running in the mid-upper 60s. However, the heat is beginning to slowly build and we do expect some actual air temperatures to also reach the 90 degree mark, as you can see on the forecast page.

Generally fair skies at night and mostly sunny skies during the day will allow things to continue to slowly dry out as our rain chances will be in the slim to none category through the weekend.

At least we will have a fairly brisk southerly wind for the next day or two to provide some cooling ventilation as we get acclimated to the more summer-like temperature and humidity levels. Speaking of which, the minimum relative humidity will be near the 50% range during the heat of the day.

Going into early next week, a weak frontal boundary will make a run at us but will probably come up a little short of making it through this area. Also, there is a possibility of some Pacific moisture coming our way early next week, so we will introduce at least a slight chance of showers/storms going into early next week and it could get fairly active before the week is over.

Again, do not see a repeat of what we experienced in May but a more active pattern will certainly be possible for much of next week.

Notice for example the 6-10 day outlooks which would keep our temperatures near normal and our rain chances above normal during that timeframe. Still lots of uncertainties related to those products, but at least the possibility is there.

So, stay tuned and check back for updates.

Dick Faurot