Friday Morning Update

Friday, April 4th 2014, 4:37 am
By: Alan Crone

Expect mostly sunny and cool conditions today with highs in the lower 60s with northwest winds.  The second half of the weekend features cooler air and some rain chances.  

We're finally getting rid of the system that has been bringing severe thunderstorm threats for the past two days.  Locations southeast of Tulsa and experienced the severe thunderstorms yesterday.  Once again, most of the Tulsa metro missed out on rain.  As expected, the line of shower and thunderstorm activity developed over the Tulsa metro between 1pm and 2pm yesterday afternoon, but only the eastern and southeastern Tulsa county vicinity received any precip.  

The upper air pattern will transition to a northwest flow aloft pattern by early next week.  Another upper level system will near the state Saturday evening into Sunday with a chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Yet another system could clip the northeastern region Monday into Tuesday with cool air.   

The first part of the weekend appears nice.  Saturday should start in the lower 40s and finish in the mid-60s with north winds around 10 to 20 mph.  But by Saturday evening, showers and storms will develop across far southwestern OK and part of Northwest north TX and move eastward.  Sunday most of the precip will remain south of the area through the morning hours before moving northward near the Tulsa metro by afternoon.  We have gradually increased our pops for the Sunday period to 50% and have kept the high near 60.  This means most of Sunday could be spent in the upper 50s with cloudy conditions and east or northeast winds.   

Monday into Tuesday the EURO brings a northwest flow system across far NE OK but only spotty showers and colder air will be expected.  Highs Monday will be in the lower 60s and Tuesday could be even colder!  At this point, we'll keep Tuesday around 60 for the high and reserve the right to lower this number with additional data later today and tonight.  

The pattern should change again by the middle of next week as south winds return to the state.  This will bring warmer and moist air back to the area by the second half of next week.  Out next major system may arrive next weekend or early next week.  

The official high in Tulsa yesterday was 84 recorded at 12:31pm.

The normal daily average high is 69 and low is 46. 

Our daily records include a high of 90 from 1943 and a low of 27 from 1972 and 1920. 

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I'll also be on numerous Radio Oklahoma news network affiliates across the state through the morning hours. 

We also are now broadcasting on numerous Tulsa area radio stations including

  92.1 The Beat

    106.1 The Twister

    The Buzz - Am 1430, AM 1300

    97.5 KMOD

    101.5 La Preciosa 

Thanks for reading the Friday Morning Weather discussion and blog.

Have a super great day!

Alan Crone