System Leaving Today
Tuesday, April 28th 2015, 4:12 am
By: Alan Crone
Good morning. We're continuing to track the main upper level low spinning over the state this morning producing some showers across the region. This low will be exiting the area during the mid-morning to early afternoon hours taking the rain away from the state. We're looking at wonderful weather for the rest of the week, and this should continue into most of the weekend before the pattern brings more storm chances into the area early next week.
The system is a slow mover. This has kept the rain near the area overnight but the system will be moving eastward during the early to mid-morning hours. The clouds may continue for most of the day but some optical thinning may occur later this afternoon. Temperatures this morning will move from the 40s and 50s into the lower to mid-60s along with north winds around 10 to 20 mph. As the upper low moves eastward tonight, the upper air flow from the north will bring a fast and weak disturbance over the area early Wednesday morning. This may bring a few clouds before your up but conditions will quickly improve later Wednesday with incoming sunshine and highs in the 70s.
Our pattern Wednesday through at least Friday will insure beautiful weather developing across the southern plains including the state of Oklahoma. Morning lows in the 40s and 50s will be followed by highs in the mid to upper 70s through the end of the week.
Saturday and Sunday the upper pattern begins changing again. Southeast winds will increase this weekend with incoming low level moisture and warmer air. Morning lows in the 50s and 60s will be followed by highs in the lower 80s. Several disturbances will move near the central plains early next week with increasing thunderstorm chances, some of which will feature the chance of severe storms. We'll include a slight mention Sunday for extreme northeastern OK, but the higher chances will be unfolding Monday into early next week. As we enter into the month of May, we're historically moving into the most active time period of the year for severe weather across the state.
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