Saturday Update

Saturday, March 19th 2011, 9:05 am
By: News On 6

There will be a chance of storms today and a few may be strong to severe with hail the main threat.  This morning a stationary boundary is located to our south but will begin moving northward as a warm front later today.  A short wave moving out of New Mexico will begin lifting the atmosphere and scattered storms are expected to develop across the high plains of Texas and parts of western OK.  These storms will move northeast and may enter portions of northern OK by midday to early afternoon. 

 The temperature forecast will be tricky today with locations south of the warm front in the upper 70s or lower 80s and areas north of the boundary in the lower 60s  Most of the day we expect cloudy conditions with temperatures in the mid 60s. The Tulsa metro may be near the boundary by later this afternoon allowing the temperatures to move into the upper 60s near 70 by late this afternoon.  East to southeast winds at 10 to 20 mph will be common later this afternoon.

 A return to windy and warm conditions will be likely Sunday through Tuesday with fire danger issues dominating the headlines. 

 A storm system will brush the state Tuesday evening and there will be a slight chance of storms across the eastern third of the state.  A few could be severe if they form.

 Cooler air will filter in the area Wednesday through Thursday with GFS and EURO data bringing a southern system into the area Thursday evening into Friday morning.  This would result in a chance of showers or storms.

 A major storm system is possible by next weekend. 

 Dick will have additional updates later today.