It's Friday! I really enjoy a good Friday. How about you? It's not so much because the weekend is approaching. I normally don't work weekends but our weekends are very busy in the Crone household. I think the enjoyment of Friday is centered more on the notion of staying up late! When you work the early early morning shift, bed time is normally about 8:30PM. I usually get up at 2AM and arrive for work around 3AM and anytime I can stay up past 9pm is a big deal and Friday is usually the night for staying up late. Yes, I'm excited by the little things in life!
South wind will return today and more so this weekend as afternoon highs will be moving into the 60s today and the lower and mid 70s by Sunday and Monday. Gusty south wind will be common this weekend and the fire danger will again be a reality. A few scattered showers or storms may be possible Sunday and Monday as low level moisture attempts to return, but this probability will remain rather low.
Our main focus continues to be centered on the Holiday and the potential for another cold air mass to slide southward.
This morning's data continues to slow the progression of the cold air into the Wednesday domain.
The EURO suggests the first boundary will slide over the state Tuesday afternoon with a few showers and storms across eastern OK with the colder air arriving Wednesday morning. A second surge of cold air rolls down the plains Wednesday evening and knocks our temperatures well below freezing Thursday morning. The main trough will be east and at this point we don't have any precip in the forecast for Thanksgiving Day but it will be cold. Morning lows should be near the lower to mid 20s with highs in the upper 30s and lower 40s. The interpolation from the EURO data would suggest a morning low of 24 with afternoon highs near 35. I'm not quite ready to go that low for the high Thursday, but it will be a chilly afternoon regardless.
The air mass will quickly modify and slide eastward with warming conditions into the weekend following the holiday. Interpolation from EURO would suggest Saturday a low near 34 with highs near 52. Sunday would start near 43 and finish near 60.