After the freezing start this morning, temperatures have struggled to make it into the 50s this afternoon as shown by the max/min temperature map on the right, courtesy of the OK Mesonet. Temperatures to start the day Sunday will be much like we had this morning so another freeze is expected for tonight. This has pretty much ended the growing season and is quite a contrast to the record warm overnight lows we had earlier in the week.
Sunday afternoon is expected to be a few degrees warmer than today, but still only in the 50s for afternoon temperatures. Winds will be light and variable which will lead to another cold night for Sunday night when temperatures will be dropping to near the freezing mark yet again. However, Monday afternoon should have light southerly winds which together with lots of sunshine should get us into the 60s for daytime highs.
The remnants of Sandy will be pounding the E coast by Tuesday and the circulation around that massive storm system will bring another weak high pressure ridge into the state. That should give us light northerly winds for much of the day Tuesday, but daytime highs will still be in the 60s which is below normal. For the trick or treaters on Wednesday, look for light winds which will be returning to a more SE direction during the day along with a daytime high also in the 60s. That should make for a very pleasant Halloween evening.
After that, southerly winds will provide a warming trend and we should be back into the 70s to end the week and into the following weekend. We will also have lots of sunshine pretty much all week long as only some occasional high level cirrus clouds are expected. The massive storm system along the E Coast associated with the remnants of Sandy has pretty well blocked any systems of any consequence from coming our way during the week. By the latter part of the weekend, that system will finally have moved out which will allow for a system to drop into the southern Plains and may give us a chance of showers/storms along about this coming Sunday. Until then, it looks like a dry forecast.
So, stay tuned and check back for updates.