Chance of a Few Showers/Storms on Wednesday.


Tuesday, June 12th 2012, 3:14 pm
By: News On 6


The map on the right shows the relative humidity levels as of early this afternoon across the state, courtesy of the OK Mesonet. Some lingering showers and cooler temperatures in SW OK are the reason for the higher humidity levels there and some overnight showers/storms in SE OK have maintained a higher humidity level there. But for N & NE OK, the E to NE winds have brought in drier air and have provided us with a nice break in the heat and humidity of the last several days. Better enjoy it while it lasts; a return to southerly winds over the next few days will quickly get us back to hot and humid conditions once again.

The second map on the right shows the rainfall across the state for today and there were some generous totals for the more SE counties during the late night hours. The showers now moving in from the west are quickly falling apart as they encounter the drier in place so the rest of the day today will be dry.

We have another chance of showers/storms for Wednesday, but the morning model runs are much less aggressive and I have backed off on the rain chances to 30% and that may be optimistic. Thursday will have an even lower chance of rain and after that only isolated showers/storms are expected through the weekend with the chances less than 20% on any given day. Perhaps early next week will see a better chance of rain as the flow aloft will be undergoing another transition, but it is a little too early to get very excited about those prospects just yet.

After the relatively milder/drier conditions of today and tonight, we will be easing back into more early summer-like temperature and humidity levels over the next few days. Today's NE and E winds will be returning to a more SE direction on Wednesday and S to SE right on through the weekend. That will quickly bring the higher dew point air back over us which together with higher temperatures will make the heat/humidity combination rather uncomfortable once again.

And, as mentioned above, there will be a very slight chance of an isolated, cooling shower or storm, but they will be few and far between.

So, stay tuned and check back for updates.

Dick Faurot