A Cold Front Approaching

Friday, November 12th 2010, 5:27 am
By: News On 6

The front is now located just a hair west of Tulsa southwest through OKC and into far southwestern OK.  Temperatures behind this boundary have dropped into the 40s and 50s while readings southeast of the front remain in the mid to upper 60s.  Southeastern and eastern sections of the state may hit the lower 70s before the front arrives later today.

A surface wave has formed on the southwestern part of the front and will move along the boundary today with enhanced storms near this feature.  A few of these may become strong to severe.  Convergence along the boundary will be highest in south central OK for the next few hours.  The northern portion of the front has now stalled but will begin moving eastward as the surface wave approaches and temperatures will drop and winds will swing around from the northwest at 15 to 25 mph.

 Friday night games will start in the upper 40s and finish in the mid or lower 40s.  I encourage you to be prepared for changing weather conditions later this afternoon and evening as the front approaches. Again, we will see a few passing showers or storms this morning and possibly at times during the mid day period with the front arriving this afternoon for eastern sections and earlier near and west of Tulsa.

The weekend looks cold and dry with morning lows in the 30s and highs in the lower to mid 50s.  The southern stream system Sunday night appears to be a little more south compared to previous model runs.  I have opted to leave the pop out of the forecast at this point, but we may experience a brief shower Sunday night or Monday through midday.  

The main upper level trough will reload early next week and be located near the central plains.  This pattern will bring additional fronts into the region by Wednesday with more cold air possible late next week. 

Now some random Friday thoughts from your morning weather friend in no particular order.

My laptop at home is slow and old, similar to me. I need a new battery and some additional memory.  And yes, that's both for me and my laptop.

My daughter is a 6th grade cheerleader and having a great time.  It's nice to see her improving but also nice to see the joy she has with her friends in the cheerleading squad.

Our son is a comedian with a compassionate heart.  If I could write down all the funny things he does and says, it would be a New York Times best seller. 

My wife is my best friend who understands me, prays for our family daily, and is the most mature and level headed person I know.  I'm truly blessed.

And, last but not least, I actually exercised last night for about an hour.  Shock.  Enjoy the weekend and we'll talk again Monday.