Alan Crone's Blog: Cool And Dry Now, Rain This Weekend

Thursday, May 21st 2015, 4:08 am
By: Alan Crone

Temperatures are in the upper 40s and lower 50s this morning.   We're expecting highs in the mid to upper 60s with northeast winds around 10 to 15 mph for most of the day with partly sunny conditions.   A few showers are possible to the south this morning but these will remain away from most of northeastern and eastern OK.  

Weather Alerts

We're attempting to dry out today.   But our next system is already heading in our direction and more rain is likely across part of the region Friday.   Pockets of moderate to heavy rainfall will be likely.   The exact path of this next batch has waffled from the north to south over the last few runs, but currently appears to take a northern route across the state.  While southern sections will remain with a decent chance of showers and storms Friday, the locations along and north of I-40 may have the best chance.   This may give our southern sections a little more time to dry out from the 4 to 6 inches of rainfall experienced Tuesday night into Wednesday morning.   If this Friday system dives more southward significant flooding would be possible across portions of southeastern OK and western Arkansas. 

WARN Interactive Radar

Friday morning will see lows in the lower 50s and highs only in the lower 60s with clouds and rain-cooled air likely across the region.   Saturday lows in the mid-50s will be followed by highs in the lower 70s.   Sunday into early next week should feature lows back in the 60s and highs in the upper 70s along with gusty south winds and increasing humidity values.   We will continue relatively high pops (50% or greater) for this weekend into early next week.   Tomorrows rain chances will be near 80% for most of the area.