More Hot Air

Monday, June 6th 2011, 5:07 am
By: News On 6

We expect another mostly sunny and hot day with highs in the mid to upper 90s area wide.  Temperature heat index values will only be a few degrees higher than air temperatures but may be near 100 in some locations.

 A minor change in the pattern will bring some relief from the unseasonably hot air by the weekend.

 Temperatures have continued to climb a degree or two almost every day compared to the previous.  But this trend will top out soon as our mid level ridge of high pressure will begin to weaken and change shape and location. The ridge will still be the dominate feature into the middle part of the week but it should slide to the south or even southeast allowing a weak frontal boundary to move into southern Kansas and possibly Northern OK by this weekend.  Euro data is supporting this solution and I think a few storms may be possible across northern OK Saturday and Sunday.  I am hesitate to make a change to the forecast this many days out and will more than likely keep the pops off the panels for another day.

A few isolated storms occurred yesterday across southeastern OK and northeast Texas and there may be a few more today through Wednesday in the same areas.  This chance remains around 10% for any given location across the far eastern half of the state and about a 20% chance of isolated storms in Leflore County.