Super Nice Weather

Monday, September 5th 2011, 5:21 am
By: News On 6

We expect an absolutely gorgeous weather day with highs in the upper 70s across northern Oklahoma.  A few lower 80s will be possible across southern sections.  A relatively mild and dry forecast will remain for the week.

 Welcome to Fall.

 Our long hot summer came to a screeching halt Sunday morning at 4AM when the cold front moved across our area bringing northeast winds eventually all the way to the Texas Gulf Coast.  Tropical storm Lee was also responsible for the north winds across south Texas, but the front has brought unseasonably cool and dry air to a large portion of the nation.  The effects of Lee, now a tropical depression, will continue to be spread across the mid-south over the next few days with a tornado and flooding rain threat. The model data is indicating the surface low associated with the system may take a little retrograding trip this weekend and move over the Missouri or Tennessee Valley, but this seems unlikely at this point.

 We're going to continue with a very nice and unseasonably cool forecast for the next few days.  The morning lows will be a big feature as the dry air allows our temps to fall into the upper 40s and lower 50s tomorrow morning.  We expect a low in the Tulsa metro near 51 degrees with tomorrow's highs in the upper 70s and lower 80s.

 The air mass will not change much over the next 5 days.  There will be a weak upper level system brushing the state Wednesday but this should only bring some high and mid level clouds to the region.  Any showers would be confined well west of the region.

 The surface ridge of high pressure that is anchored across the upper Midwest will continue to circulate the coo and air across the state through Friday.

 Does this mean we're finished with the really hot weather?  It's not impossible to see a rouge 100 degree reading in late September but we should be in the clear.  The 90s will be very likely before we get into October, but we see no big signs of any hot weather returning during the next 8 days.