I enjoyed the colder air this weekend. Did You? We have another system on it's way today with a slight chance of showers tonight. Another front arrives Wednesday.
The main upper level trough is positioned across the middle part of the nation while a stout short wave is moving southward out of the intermountain region. This feature produced clouds late yesterday afternoon and will help to produce some scattered showers today and tonight as this wave moves over the region. The higher chances for anything significant will remain across southern OK and north Texas, but we may experience a few sprinkles in northern OK and southern Kansas late this afternoon and some light rain later tonight. Temperatures today will be in the mid or upper 50s with tomorrow mornings readings in the near 40. The clouds will clear tomorrow midday or afternoon with highs rebounding into the upper 50s near 60.
The next front will be sliding southward soon and should cross the state Wednesday morning or by noon with another brief dip in temperatures Thursday. A surface ridge of high pressure will be parked near northern OK Thursday morning with freezing temps likely Thursday morning. A quick warm up will kick into gear Friday and continue into the weekend. A major cold front will be sliding southward by the early part of next week. Current data supports this front cross the area Tuesday with a much colder air mass and the potential for some precipitation. Stay tuned.
If all goes as planned, the system will be east of our area by Thanksgiving morning, but could provide some issues for our friends across the deep south. The timing on extended data can change dramatically and we always encourage you to check back often for updates.
Now to some other items. I must be getting older. The return of standard time has now resulted in me getting sleepy one hour earlier. How did that happen?